Elise

October 14, 2012
By TheBoyOnFire BRONZE, Laurinburg, North Carolina
TheBoyOnFire BRONZE, Laurinburg, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
“Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book.”


My Dear Elise,
I beg you, please
Forgive me for losing you,
For hastily abandoning the crew.
Icy arms of the sea swallowed you whole,
Now I know nothing of warmth, only cold.
My dear Elise,
I wish you only peace
For that, which I do not know
Causes the despair only to grow.
I dream of you each night
In hope of love, not spite
I know you are gone, perhaps forever
This hope may prove a pointless endeavor
But now, as I row quickly out to sea
I hope that you can forgive lowly me
And before I jump over the tip
I only imagine joining you, my dear ship.


The author's comments:
I wondered what it would feel like for a captain to lose the ship he's always been with. I wanted to write something that could show what one might feel like.

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