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The Wicked Mother

Feeling poetic today. Enjoy!

Oh sweetest maiden…or is it mother cruel?
At times you seem as both, and others, neither.
For smothering, your embrace would kill the fool,
As suckling, you give nurse to water’s breather.
Yet knowing, we fools still prod within your womb,
Probing for treasures, so deep within your salt.
Oh wicked lady, your bed becomes our tomb;
We lust for your bounties, then die within your vault.
With waves do you beckon and sweetly caress,
With your promise of pearls in a lusty embrace;
With such calls to our souls, we must soon acquiesce
Till we’re one with the dark in your deep, briny place.
Would I could ignore you, oh murderous mother,
But the song that you sing is lodged deep in my brain
As it was with my father, my uncles, my brothers,
Written fast in the blood that flows through every vein.
So I come to you, lover, my killer, my queen,
Though I’m damned to the depths as my fathers before;
For my soul is too willing, my body unclean,
And I’ll never find peace while I stand on your shore.

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Rescue on the Sea of Love

He bids you adieu as you slip beneath
The waves of the sea that love has made,
Too frightened of what he’ll find underneath
The waters, and thus, his vision fades.
But I will catch you within my arms
As you slip below the surf and tide
And keep you protected from hurt and harms
And promise that you’ll never be denied
My heart, for e’en if we drown and die
At least I shall go with a smile on my face
As the last breath escapes on contended sigh,
For I’ll know I have gone in your sweet embrace.