Darkest night on stormy sea ravaged,
raped and left to bleed.
A sea of tears, fathoms deep,
fed forever by eyes that weep.
Grabbing, clutching, chasing dawn,
confusion, madness, fear all around.
A little trace of light, the faintest beam,
beckoning softly as if a dream.
Cutting the darkest night,
offering hope and strength to fight.
Calming, soothing, urging on,
promising peaceful days beyond.
Long and fierce nature wounds.
heart is pierced, agony gnaws,
like a dog with a bone.
No comfort on the sea alone;
but through it all, the light remains.
Burning brighter until it flames;
blazing its way straight into the heart.
Healing, warning, mending the parts-
together anew in the warmth of the glow.
Lifted and carried, the sea far below,
never again to drown in the tears.
The flame burns inside, years after years!! …