Only drowning men could see him
He said "All men will be sailors then
Until the sea shall free them" - L.C
The sailors have their tales that they love tell,
of men overboard, shipwreck, and other
They will tell you drunkenly-
"Beware of Mermaids and Sirens.
They will lead you to death and ruin."
But Mermaids and Sirens do not exists.
Like all good ship Captains,
I know my
but know my ship better.
Confident my ship
is Sea Worthy-
I navigate by the light of the stars.
The stars are sailors of the sky,
the souls of drowned men
guiding his brother home.
hope among the darkness.
But that night I could not see the stars
I could only feel a cold unforgiving wind.
Omens I chose to ignore-
That night I had but one passenger aboard my ship.
I could not see her eyes.
I had only a voice from someplace beyond.
Only a voice to guide my ship by.
She wants to know if my ship was Sea Worthy.
She wanted to test its worthiness.
She calls me chatty-
The iceberg hits
and rips through the hull.
She calls me weird-
The ships engines ignite into flames.
She questions my sexuality-
The capsize begins.
The ship is lost.
Women and Children first,
though she has long since abandoned ship.
But I do not run for the lifeboats.
A Captain must goes down with his ship.
I don't fear what comes next.
Sometimes we need to learn to swim in the coldest
Sometimes we sink.
At times it's what is required.
How else can one
They are like air,
it is only while drowning
do we fight for them,
long for them.
Sometimes it is what is required-
to drown again and again,
to die again and again
So that my soul may be a star in
the night sky
guiding not only my brothers,
but my sisters too-
until we all make it home.
Home to where there are
no ice bergs
no need to suffer
There are no sirens or mermaids.