Gone for Good

February 3, 2010
By elizabethkidd BRONZE, Declo, Idaho
elizabethkidd BRONZE, Declo, Idaho
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Favorite Quote:
Courage is not the absence of fear but rather the judgment that something is more important than fear. The brave may not live forever, but the cautious do not live at all.

Sailing across the sea in silence,

I think back to my home, far away.

It is late and cold,

but my mind is away from the moving waves.

I am back at a place that is warm.

My life has been defined

by mistakes, bad choices.

Yet, when I think of home,

my children nestle in my chest.

My wife leaves tender kisses

on my rugged skin.

I see the faces of those I hurt.

Rob. Kill.

They are in pain, fear.

Those faces pain me.

My only reprieve is the faces of my daughters.

The innocence and love etched on their beautiful features.

The world judges me.

They don’t want me to live.

My little girls don’t judge me.

I pretend they can see me.

Far away, on their balcony.

I imagine they are waiting.

Waiting for a day that will never come.

The author's comments:
I was inspired to write this piece because of the famous pirate Captain Kidd. It is a family legend that we are decedents of him, and that has sparked my interest in him. I am especially interested in his two daughters, one of them named Elizabeth. This poem is written from Captain Kidd's perspective, but it is written about these two daughters.

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