He was only a common man.
whose heart had been abandoned,
pierced by his true love.
They say every heart is born as one, until shared by the soul of another.
Adrift on a sea of cruel uncertainty,
ceaselessly muttering 'What if',
he mused on the sombre subject of his distant love -
a memory he revered.
Although they were oceans apart,
hidden under golden shores,
a gleaming pearl slept soundly in her shell.
He could feel her under the sea.
As his heart trembled, he thought fate
must have been kind -
for a common man like him
to discover her shell.
Despite his grievous afflictions,
it was as if she rose from the abyss -
and as he opened her shell, he was
spellbound; stunned by her beauty, magnificence.
And as she revealed herself,
the common man could not control
his unutterable emotions; mesmerised by her
He could've sworn it was a
dream of his old Beloved -
until the tenderness of her fingertips
graced his imperfect soul.
Aboard this ship of pleasant surprise,
the sailor and his Beloved were suddenly
floating, below the myriad of stars
dangling in the night sea sky.
She was his salvation whilst on sea,
and without saying a word,
the magic in her eyes shined
as they acknowledged
his immortal love.
How lucky he was,
to have seen the sight of her smile,
to caress her lips and honeyed hair,
one last time.
A little piece describing a man's figment of imagination, whilst sailing on sea.