Stormy Eyes & Teary Skies

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The forecast today
Calls for stormy eyes and teary skies
So let’s cast away
Into waters others left uncharted
For my best mistakes
I have photographs and faded laughs
We all have to pay
When the tide reclaims the brokenhearted

The sails are aimed against the breeze
Without a care for adverse weather
The gales we blame for our misdeeds
Lead us away from safer waters
If we should fail to make it home
And we are stranded here forever
We knew the crossing would be deep
But vowed the danger did not matter

The forecast today
Calls for jaded hearts and shooting stars
The uncertainty
Of a map without a destination
If all I can take
Is this treasure trove of buried love
Then I must believe
It was worth the worst of complications

The holds are emptied of their crates
An aftermath of bitter evenings
To stay afloat amidst the waves
Far from the shores we chose for leaving
I hold the course and challenge fate
Above the black abyss of sorrow
This weeping sky will wash away
The stains our stormy eyes have borrowed

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36 responses to “Stormy Eyes & Teary Skies

  1. “The uncertainty
    Of a map without a destination
    If all I can take
    Is this treasure trove of buried love
    Then I must believe
    It was worth the worst of complications”

    I love this part….like setting sail alone to seas unknown….I feel it I truly do.

    I hope you are well friend. x

    • Thank you for feeling it. As Alanis says “Life has a funny way of sneaking up on you” and things do not always go as the charts prescribe. Thank you for taking time to stop by and share your feelings with me πŸ™‚

  2. “I hold the course and challenge fate
    Above the black abyss of sorrow
    This weeping sky will wash away
    The stains our stormy eyes have borrowed”

    I wish I had the courage to challenge fate, I seem to be just drifting at the moment without the strength to hold the course.

    Thank you for writing another amazing and touching poem.

    • Notice that I said nothing about strength πŸ™‚

      I am afraid I can claim none of that at the moment. Even drifting is, at times, a form of challenging fate. Once you have found your way into deep enough waters just being alive is a testament to a certain amount of endurance. Indeed I have no strength left. Holding the course is a reactionary move that simply means to plunge headlong toward whatever direction you are already going. Holding the course is sometimes easier than charting a new one. I know how you feel. Thank you for sharing. I am sure your strength will return πŸ™‚

    • Thank you very much. “Unusual” might be one of the most wonderful compliments possible! Each image means something to me. Some contain images of people I love. Some contain me. Some contain objects or art I have created, but I am sure that no matter what, they are all meant to be just a bit unusual πŸ™‚

      Thank you!

  3. “The sails are aimed against the breeze
    Without a care for adverse weather
    The gales we blame for our misdeeds
    Lead us away from safer waters
    If we should fail to make it home
    And we are stranded here forever
    We knew the crossing would be deep
    But vowed the danger did not matter”

    hmm, talk about persistence! This is a very emotive piece VW! You tend to leave your readers pondering as your words convey such deep meanings that can be interpreted in various ways.

  4. This is definitely another favorite..I don’t like to repeat what others have written, but I do agree with Bella and BlueGem…I think most of us can relate to these emotions…thanks for another wonderful write! πŸ™‚

  5. I’ve been dwelling on my response to this since you wrote it. Even after considering my words for so long, I am still nearly speechless. Thank you for crafting this wonderful story. I have read it over and over and will continue to. Thank you my dear.

  6. This line was very significant for me: “The holds are emptied of their crates”. The poem felt like it was born from the void between the old and new; when life changes considerably – after considerable change.
    You are master of your craft, VW. I just love to read and feel your poetry; it is so deep and soulful.

    • Thank you, Angela. I had a picture in my mind of a ship that was so close to sinking that the crew were forced to throw everything over to keep it afloat and now it is empty. And yes, it is a significant change in life. You are very right. Thank you for the insight! I love to hear your thoughts on my work

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