A Sailors Tale

A Sailors Tale

A Poem by Chris Micha

Let me tell you a story.


A Sailors Tale



The sun was burning a hole into the horizon

As it fell asleep into a fading orange ember

Setting the stage for twilight's celestial kingdom

To raid the eyes of those that stand before it


Dusk was giving her body a radiant glow

Gleaming a ghostly silhouette

Into ripples of animation

Upon the waters edge


She was curious in her gaze

 As she watched me watch her

Splash the luminescent waters

 Onto the bare shores of her inviting breasts


Her eyes in their majestic mystery

Locked onto to the part deep inside of me

Awakening both elementals

Of the earth and of spirit


I found myself adrift

As my feet found no sandy beach of which to set me in motion

The distance between us slowly became the space

We both now intimately occupied


Her soul was as naked as her Ivory skin

Which glowed from the moonlight's gentle kiss

I could see all that was inside her

When my hand touched the treasure chest of her beating heart


I was frozen by the moonlight framing her unnatural beauty

And thawed by the torch of her magical touch

She drank the essence from the moist regions of my lips

Marooning the tides of the salty sea

Left to wave in the tastes of my memory


I heard her speak to me

When I brushed the sandy hair from her eyes

Without ushering a single vocalized word

She told me the secrets that were hidden

Locked away inside the sea


The deep oceanic sapphires in her eyes

Swirled like distant galaxies

Hidden behind polished glass

Hypnotizing me into a mental romance


We lay under the blanket

From the warm light of a trillion stars

Living in an impossible moment

Taken from a midnights dream


The sun was waking up

As the winds blew it into a roaring fire

Lighting the diamond strewn beach

And the golden silk threads

Contouring the curves of her glistening body


Her eyes said to me 'it was time'

As she moved towards the edge of the retreating tide

Glancing back inside of me 

Releasing her grip upon my soul


I watched her until she disappeared

Underneath the ocean's vast expanse of mysteries

Returning its greatest secret

That will forever live inside of me.








© 2014 Chris Micha

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I loved it, sad but honest.

Posted 3 Years Ago

Nice write and very well laid out. Valentine

Posted 6 Years Ago

Chris, this is phenomenal. You are a gifted writer. I love the fact that this is written from the male perspective. I don't know if she was Calypso and you were the sailor who could only visit with her once every ten years or if she was a fictitious mermaid visiting a lonely sailor. Either way, you wrote it with extreme sensitivity and avoided the trap of pornography. I enjoyed every single syllable. Thank you for sharing this one!

Posted 8 Years Ago

I enjoyed your likening of a ship to the beautiful contours of a female body. The ocean and her maiden have bewitched you. Like many sailors before, you are in love with the mystical measure of the sea and her secrets and the illumination of the moon upon her crests. Lovely.

Posted 8 Years Ago

Beautiful piece. Nicely written. :)

Posted 8 Years Ago

I am back! great reminder of your work. I am always in awe of how you manage to write on themes not so unique, yet you display difference in your work. You manage to take readers into another world, filled with beautiful language.

Posted 8 Years Ago

beautiful.. both your words and her personna.. The way you've portrayed the feel, any girl would want to be that mermaid for you... It's dreamy, passionate and intense.

Posted 9 Years Ago

great piece...i love the way you carried the personification to the end of the poem... well penned

Posted 9 Years Ago

Beautiful Piece, I'de like to see more works of literature like this published.

Posted 9 Years Ago

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A lovely story :) She seemed indeed like a mystery of the ocean and the text had a kind of mythical feeling to it.
Good job!! :)

Posted 9 Years Ago

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Added on August 26, 2014
Last Updated on September 15, 2014
Tags: mermaid, love, sailor, romance, myth, magic, sea, ocean


Chris Micha
Chris Micha

Richland, MS

To sum me up is pretty easy. I love writing because it's therapy for my wayward soul. Although, I am by no means any good at it, I still put myself out there. I use to write when I was younger but gav.. more..


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