Barnacled Dreams

ship storm sea wreck

The boys lost at sea
Rise up from the dead,
Pour over the ledge,
And plead at our doors.
Hold fast the chain–
Do not fall for their games;
They will steal your soul
And inhabit your bones.
They crave their freedom,
But they must return
To the watery depths,
To the broken shipwrecks,
And negotiate peace
With their barnacled dreams.

ยฉ๏ธ2022 Paula Light and Light Motifs II. No unauthorized use permitted.

Written for the Sunday Whirl Wordle 580 (ledge plead dead chain boys doors will crave sea free games steal).

7 responses to “Barnacled Dreams

  1. Love it! Deliciously dark. ๐Ÿ–ค

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  2. I love the flow to this one! Well done, Paula!!

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  3. This had a real Lovecraft feel to it for me because of the nightmares below the sea who had to negotiate peace. Nice and creepy and dark.

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