Sea by Ann Wood

The waves of the sea are women shackled in heavy chains.
Come on a wave be and break in the shore of life.
A ship chases the waves of the sea with its oar.
Come be a sister to the wind, blow the waves of the sea to the shore.

The sea is agitated, the wind is noisy, and it flutters the sail of the lost ship in the endless sea.
The sailors are fighting a severe storm to measure their way to their home.
White gulls fly over rough seas and show the way of lost sailors to their home.

The sea today is stormy, with foaming waves and black.
The sea today will take its victims once again.
The sailors are fighting to rescue their old ship from the grip of the stormy sea.
And today it is so cruel and merciless to them.

Lord, have mercy on the poor sailors and help them out of the storm's eye.
Give them strength, faith, happiness and love for life.
Be their protector in the ocean.
Lord have mercy on the poor sailors and bless them with long life.

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Written on 2019-11-21 at 18:07

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Thanks Tom

A powerful metaphor to begin the poem, and lively imagery throughout. Excellent.