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The Tragedy of Calypso

The Tragedy of Calypso

A Poem by Cpt. Alex Rover

A continuation (sort-of) to Calypso's Lament, a poem inspired by the story of Calypso from Greek mythology and contemporary literature of the same type

Every night I go out.
All my life I’ve been seeing stars
And I always wait, before I fall asleep
And hope tomorrow will come
I woke up today with a shining light outside my door
One that had never been there before
A knock sounded and the door swung open,
A star stepping in
He smiles at me and says
I left something here, its beside your bed
I hold the tear, which shines in gold
Oh, how I wish he hadn't been so bold
He takes the gold gently, saying to me
A piece of crystal I shall need
So I take my pick and chip one out
and in the walls of my home, two crystals I found
He takes one and I keep the other
I hold the cold stone and shudder
He says he'll come back for me, just hold on tight
and as he goes, so does the light
So i went to sleep in the dark
shadows creeping around my beating heart
and an ice cold tear slid down my face
Nevermore have I so wanted to leave this place
So every night I go out.
All my life I’ve been seeing stars
And I always wait.
But he never comes

© 2017 Cpt. Alex Rover

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Added on June 22, 2017
Last Updated on August 1, 2017


Cpt. Alex Rover
Cpt. Alex Rover

Quezon, Metro Manila, Philippines

Avid reader and writer from the PH, I write and act in plays, but I love poetry and short stories, particularly writing them, my main topics being Science-Fantasy and its applicable genres. I speciali.. more..