Nautical Nightmare

You harbor a life inside you,
A boat gently rocking at bay,
Tied with an umbilical knot,
You count the days before its cast away.
It nudges and rocks,
Rippling still waters.
Emotional ripples,
Stimulating cause and effect,
Glowing from within you,
That little boat shines out,
And your beauty surpasses sensuality,
You become a beacon, for life to spout.
As the flower inside you grows,
The world around you knows,
Of life beginning inside you,
Such a beautiful start,
But there’s a darkness inside you,
Buried in the icy depths of your heart.
The ripples ebb and flow,
Driving past your little shores,
Your at your brink,
Tired of your motherly chores.
You opt to clear your bay,
Set that little boat to sea,
But before it’s sent away,
You make sure it will never be.
Casting stones to sink a ship,
That never sailed alone,
You fill that vessel with holes,
While a strong wind is blown,
And watch as that flower sinks,
Down it goes, down it goes.
And as it passes from you,
Your emotions fluctuate,
You’ve done something terrible, something great.
Soon your waters are still once more,
For that little boat is no more.
During moments of personal thought,
You think of that little boat your waters caught.
Your thoughts return to watching that little boat go,
To the feeling of that tidal ebb and flow,
They return to things that were and never came to be,
To sets of eyes that sadly, will never see.
They show a woman meant to be,
But a mother who failed miserably.

Nautical Nightmare

Linc Brown

Kimball, United States

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