Love Comes Home

They told me not to wait for you,

But their obnoxious pity did not compute.

I kept to my usual mundane routines,

Received cryptic signals in a dream.

One day the seas turned to fire;

I saw sails a-flutter in the flames.

My dream was true–you had returned!

I ran to the dock as the sun sank low…

Your ship floated in, black and burned,

And everyone on board was now a ghost.


Written for Sadje’s What Do You See?

Image originally from Pixabay-Thommas.

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22 responses to “Love Comes Home

  1. A true dream like quality to your writing Paula. A sad end to long wait for the beloved. But a great poem.
    Thanks for being a part of the challenge.

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  2. Aw dang😢 A very sucky-good bit of writing!

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  3. Brilliant writing Paula

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  4. That’s absolutely wonderful.

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  5. Beautiful words and take on the image 🙋‍♀️🐝

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  6. Wow, a gorgeous ghost story, beautifully done

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  8. Brilliant take on the prompt, Paula!

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  10. Maybe he survived and will return to her. :::fingers crossed:::

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