He Watched the Ships Go Sailing (Or ‘I Waited’) (Written for Ryan Summers)

He watched the water,

safe under the shore’s aegis,

gazing out at the horizon,

he watched the ships go sailing.

 

He sought the water,

bathed in the poet’s pages,

gazing out at Poseidon,

he watched the ships go sailing.

 

He fought the water,

braved the tides of ages,

gazing with dead eyes, fish and

he watched the ships go sailing.

 

 

This poem was one of the first that Ryan Summers (who was writing as Sahm King at the time) expressed an interest in.  Ryan is a tremendous poet, a hugely encouraging gentleman and a friend of mine.  This is dedicated to him.  We celebrate National Poetry Day today.  I aim to do so by honouring some of the talented poets who have given me so much to celebrate.

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