To The Sea...

October 27, 2013
By xG4RY GOLD, East Falmouth, Massachusetts
xG4RY GOLD, East Falmouth, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
"The shorter it is, the more well said it is."


My word! My words can’t fathom these eyes: so young, so broken.
Pale as a shell, washed and tossed around on the salt seafloor.
All Seamen on deck could not recognize this poor, pale girl.
She want’s to run, but I know she’ll end up back on the shore.

My word! She grew up fast on deck with all of these Seamen.
Still pale as before; eyes now cracked, stretching to her poor core.
These Seamen recognize her now, but I know her looks stray.
She want’s to run, but I know she’ll end up back on the shore.

My word! Now you’ve done it, little pale lady with green eyes,
You’ve proven your pallor and shattered eyes to this dank floor.
All the Seamen found their place in you; you've come much too far.
She want’s to run, but I know she’ll end up back on the shore.

My word! My words can’t fathom these eyes: so used, so stale.
Pale as a shell, washed and tossed around on this dark, dank floor.
All Seamen on deck didn’t recognize this worn-out girl.
She wanted to run....But she ended up back on the shore.


The author's comments:
First Ballad. I hope you love it. I don't know how it will look online, but every line is written in Iambic Hexameter (14 syllables each line, unstressed then stressed)

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xG4RY GOLD said...
on Oct. 30 2013 at 8:40 pm
xG4RY GOLD, East Falmouth, Massachusetts
19 articles 0 photos 20 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The shorter it is, the more well said it is."

Thank you so much, it means a lot.

CharLu BRONZE said...
on Oct. 30 2013 at 8:31 pm
CharLu BRONZE, Sugar Land, Texas
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Such a unique style and a carefully planned out poem. Well done.


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