When we went away

Shepherds wait and watch the night
While wolves slip in and out of sight
Concealed within the rocky caves
Shaken by the hunt of days

Sleep with me and keep my peace
Don’t abandon me with stand out fleece
Lay by my side as the dew descends
For no one else will rise to defend

We broke away from the flock and crook
And fled away to where the land shook
We climbed to where the sun burns the sky
And felt the heat ablaze in our eyes

The mountains rose beyond our power
Leaving us below to walk by the hour
then the ocean exploded before our eyes
Rising and lowering with watery cries

I held my breath as the waves seized it’s prey
And carried both you and I so far away
It took us and held us under it’s skin
Giving us no choice but to breath it’s rage in

Twisting and tumbling we sank to the floor
And held onto each other broken and sore
You cradled my head and said not to worry
And than swum away in a driven hurry

I called to you for hours and days
As I sat in the depths of a tidal haze
I listened and waited for you to come back
Than decided to leave and follow your track

I swum for so long I almost died
And wished for you to return to my side
I felt so afraid, scared and alone
But kept on moving to find my way home

Finally the sun blistered through the sea
And as if my savior it pulled me free
It stroked my bones now filled with ocean
And dried and calmed with it’s buttery potion

It told me the news that I knew already
It held me close and held me steady
It broke my heart that saving day
When it said the ocean stole you away

I cried until my heart ran out of tears
Than I broke until I ran out of years
So I left the sun without a word
And dived back into the watery world

Copyright 2007 © all rights reserved

When we went away


Billy-sue Town, Australia

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Artist's Description

I have given the feeling of complete weakness and abandonment, by a vague suggestion of sheep. It’s about loss and how I felt when I lost the person and people that protected me from wolves, oceans, fires in both a metaphorical and physical sense.
It’s about total surrender to the feelings of grief, to memories and a savior. But grief has a way of concealing the way out. hope you like it.



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