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Posted:|| September 23, 2020 Views: 16|
"Surprised by a missing friend-"
Surprised by a missing friend (a Saga)
There's an old childhood friend of mine
I think he's lost at sea!
We laughed, we cried, but now I contemplate,
"Why have you deserted me?"
My mind can
what he looks like anymore
It can't seem to get past the horiffic vision of him lying on that ocean floor
It often gives my soul little fits,
to think about a friend that I barely even knew
But It keeps me rolling with my marbles
on this rolling marble, skewed
Sometimes at bay, when I think of him,
a horrible, misty image fills my brain....
It's a view of me tying up an angst-filled little boy,
and he's crying in the rain!
Because of this, everytime it rains,
I'm reminded somewhat of him.
But it's on those gorgeous SUNNY days
that my hope of seeing him grows slim
I get little glimpses,
or tiny reminders of what he looked like
when I see some peoples' faces...
A laugh here
A smile there
Or a fellow sailor triumphing over
life's travailing paces
Oftentimes I would think, "Hey, maybe I could play with that newest rich kid
who's flaunting himself 'bout town"...
but his antics to me, always seemed to be those of a phony, pointless clown
Some days a drunken sailor blows in,
and I think, maybe this salty sea-dog might be him
He kind of walks like him,
and talks like him, enthralling me, much in the same way
But I find he really is nothing like him,
seeing him in the sobering light of day
(Though sometimes I really miss HIM, too)
I busily mend my sails
so I don't have time to reflect on him
Other days, people unknowingly guilt me
for letting his elusive memory grow dim
Legend has it, that there's a lifeboat out there...
rolling over that deepening sea of pain.
Where the treacherous water gets ever rougher and harder to navigate,
everytime it rains
Manned by a mighty, broad- shouldered skipper...
"Cap'n Carpenter", emblazoned on his weathered lid...
The saga has it that He sails these seas proclaiming,
"I AM Cap'n Carpenter, and Me always gets Me kid"
In Hopes that He would unite me
with my missing friend
causing so much despair...
I'd wander about the ship recklessly
shooting up some desperation
Finally realizing the kinds of tricks
that a young, restless mind can employ
Admitting to myself that
it was really ME...
Hating the cloying image of a rescued little boy
It was really me
who kidnapped and tied up my friend, who went by that unspeakable name of "JOY"
It was ME
Admitting that I
left him... virtually drowning out there
in life's pounding rain...
That in-effect, was a torturous waterboarding
occuring in my own brain
Instead of joining my old friend there lifeless, at the bottom of the sea
I came face to face with that old Cap'n Carpenter... My Rescuer,
joyfully greeting me
When His eyes
Without even verbalizing
they lovingly said to me,
"I AM that I AM!,
I am THAT boy!
Another rewrite. it's getting there.
Title is a little tip of the hat to CS. Lewis' good book, "Surprised by joy".
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