Lost At Sea

October 1, 2011
By Anonymous

The life that tasted so sweet has soured
And the sunshine gone behind a cloud
A storm that gave no warning
Has swept me far away
To an island I cannot escape
Surrounded by the empty sea

As tall waves crash against the cliffs
They come crashing down
And lightning sets trees alight
Regardless of the endless rain
The moon fears to show her face
And the stars cannot be seen

When the turmoil ceases and calm appears
I find myself lost and no one can find me
The dark ocean I cannot peer through
While the sun blazes overhead
I find twisted solace in the black cave
The walls closing in all around

Proud ships sail by without seeing me
On their way to a location nonexistent
While disastrous attempts in sailboats
Are thrown broken back ashore
Like the hope that so carefully made them
And depended so desperately on

And so I lay upon the sands
Lost in all senses of the word
Lost in location, identity, and purpose
The route back forgotten and gone
Even my heart wants to give up beating
My only friend is the extended hand of Death

The horizon brings no ships to save
From this deserted place
A wish upon a star
A message in a bottle
Shouting in pain, anger, and sorrow

The author's comments:
Depression, it affects the person and everyone around.

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on Oct. 10 2011 at 9:21 pm
savetheplanet PLATINUM, Anaheim, California
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Favorite Quote:
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.

Thanks!  Emotional, yet empty, I love your compliment!  You always give such thoughtful comments. :D

on Oct. 10 2011 at 5:20 pm
IamtheshyStargirl PLATINUM, Lothlorien, Utah
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Favorite Quote:
Boredom instigates extreme creativity.

"Bowing gratefully to all of my subjects, 'thank you. Thank you. The pleasure is mine." Nah, I'm just kidding. We're all kings together.'"

Beautiful imagery, I think you described the place people go in depression quite well. 

This was amazingly emotional, and yet very empty feeling, just like depression. 

Five stars, this was amazing :)

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