Sailor's Tail (Version 1)

Sailor's Tail (Version 1)

A Poem by Sarah J Dhue

Many times I have set sail

upon an open sea

Smelled the acrid scent of saltwater

and felt the high winds

against my chapped cheeks

For years I have known

- not just known, but loved -

a life upon the waves

No land in sight as far as

the eye can see

be it naked or

pressed against the lens of a spyglass

I have set foot in

many a strange land before

Heard many a gibbered tongue

and witnessed my share of odd customs

But this time was different

On this day, I had someone waiting for me

So it weighed heavy on my heart

as I awoke to a blood red sunrise

Six words echoed in my mind

“Red sky at morning

sailors’ warning”

© 2018 Sarah J Dhue

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Added on August 27, 2018
Last Updated on August 27, 2018
Tags: SarahJDhue, Sarah J Dhue, Dhue, poem, poetry, sailor, ship, sail


Sarah J Dhue
Sarah J Dhue

In the author's lair, IL

I am Sarah J Dhue. I am an author, as well as a photographer & graphic designer, currently going to school for web design. I've been writing since I was in elementary school. I live in Illinois. My f.. more..