General Poetry posted February 7, 2018


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A ballad of the sea

Reluctant Traveler

by frogbook


The author has placed a warning on this post for violence.
The waves roar, and the sand whispers back its secrets.
Diaphanous jelly fish bob in the wake, iridescent bubbles of pain.

A bucolic scene, albeit the disheveled girl,
languishing in the tide pool, eyes open wide, sightless.
A harbinger of things to come-perhaps?
The quintessential warning to "Stay away?"

Seaweed wafts over her floating form.
She grips a chain in her hand like a talisman,
the name of her murderer engraved in gold.

Her body is pulled closer to the sea with the next strong wave
Velvet manta rays swim over her legs.
A plethora of loquacious gulls squawk overhead,
wings diaphanous in the sunlight,
lithely riding the warm currents of air.

The waves move the girl's limbs in a macabre dance.
Her scarf wraps around her features- an ethereal spirit now.

Bittersweet beauty is finally taken out into the azure sea,
a deep and silent grave she travels to, on her watery chariot.

Lonely maiden's final voyage,
her disappearance forever a mystery.


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Just a sad little story about the many unsolved disappearences each year.
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