Lost at Sea

Lost at Sea

A Poem by Thomas W Case
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Her heart was
my port, as I
sailed lost in
those
vagrant waters.
Her eyes were my
lighthouse
through the
fog and the storms
of life.

Oh, how I loved
her
once upon a time,
when I was lost
at sea;
she was my shore,
my harbor of joy.

The nights are darker
without her,
and the Stars
hide their sadness
behind the clouds.

I am
older now...
colder
now
without her touch.

© 2024 Thomas W Case


Author's Note

Thomas W Case
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IC
Those closing lines really hit the heart for me…..they are infinitely relatable to any who has suffered a loss of this close magnitude and I am definitely one of them. The coldness that grips us just chills us deeply and for many, many years. The carried metaphor is very well done.

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I can feel the loss with a haunting sense. Very well Written

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Thomas W Case

1 Month Ago

Thank you so much for the read and comment.
You convey the loss of love so well here … older/colder

Plenty of time to reflect on what used to be. Great pen.

Chris

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Thomas W Case

1 Month Ago

Thank you, Chris. Much appreciated.
The use of nautical imagery is very effective in describing the speaker's feeling for the beloved. Without her, he really is lost at sea: "She was my shore, my harbor of joy. The feeling has never faded, as the last lines indicate.

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Thomas W Case

1 Month Ago

I really appreciate the review, John.
Such an emotional read, heart tugging. I can really relate to this write right now.

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Thomas W Case

1 Month Ago

Thank you so much for the read and comment.
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IC
Those closing lines really hit the heart for me…..they are infinitely relatable to any who has suffered a loss of this close magnitude and I am definitely one of them. The coldness that grips us just chills us deeply and for many, many years. The carried metaphor is very well done.

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Thomas W Case

1 Month Ago

Thank you so much. I appreciate it.
"older and colder/ without her touch"
I have lost the touch of many in my life...but still am affected by what was.
I relate to this sea of words.
j.

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Thomas W Case

1 Month Ago

Much appreciated. Thank you.
This is an amazing way to show how much you love someone and how you feel when you no longer have them.

The imagery of being a poet and a lighthouse is soothing. The end is sad; being older and colder

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Thomas W Case

1 Month Ago

Thank you for the read and comment.
The lost love of a maritime sailor looking for his "harbor of joy". We can only wish him the best and hope he finds what he desires on the island of his dreams. Nicely written.

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Thomas W Case

1 Month Ago

Thank you for the read and kind comment.
A love deep inside, the darkness sailed away because the light is around you. Thank you for sharing such a beautiful write.

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Thomas W Case

1 Month Ago

Thank you for the read and comment.
Mauricio Montoya

1 Month Ago

Its a good write it made think of Poe, Annbelee, a kingdom by the sea.
Yes Thomas, the nights become much darker and longer without our lighthouse that once guided us through the roughest and stories of days.
Although sometimes the stars unhide themselves from those clouds nights.

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Thomas W Case

1 Month Ago

So very true. Thanks for reading.

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Added on February 29, 2024
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Tags: sadness, life, relationship

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Thomas W Case
Thomas W Case

Clear Lake, IA



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Thomas W. Case was born in Oxnard. He has published 3 volumes of poetry. The Bullfrog Dreams of Flying, Artichokes, Avocados, and Van Gogh, and Seedy Town Blues. He has won several poetry contests. Hi.. more..

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