Sailor’s Lament

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Sailor’s Lament

The sea is a harsh mistress this I know.

As I float along her windward bough a breath of sea breeze wistfully tangles ghostly figures for forgotten souls that live below.

How many sailors has she sucked beneath her calm sea sprays?

How many fishermen have been delivered safely, narrowly missing her jealous harangues?

A poor wife walks along her edges, ever glancing across her water smiles.

Her hair of gold glints faintly as it is blown by gentle breezes in the dawning light. Another night has passed safely by.

The young wife sighs with joy. Her man has

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been spared the wrath of jealousy.

And home he comes again, to go to sea yet another day.

To go to sea yet another day.

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Copyright © FM Burgett 2015
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The right of FM Burgett to be identified as the author of this work has been asserted by him in accordance with the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 First published in paperback by FM Burgett.
FM Burgett (2015-0710). Sailor’s Lament is a work of fiction. Names, characters, businesses, organizations, places, events and incidents either are the product of the authors imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, events, or locales is entirely coincidental.

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