The pebbled shore

A gloomy mist befitting of your gloomy eyes,

Descends upon the empty, pebbled shore.
It seems true that the world is filled with sighs,
And that your chance to escape is no more.

Since you stood still, so did the clouds,
That choose to keep the sun away.
Leaving the everlasting gloom, below and above,
That descends upon the empty , pebbled shore.

You look towards the endless sea and the wave,
That keeps you trapped, alone here on the shore.
Watching water meet with rock, a barrier most grave,
Knowing your chance to escape is no more.

On the horizon you see distant vessels moving,
Though never towards your lonely stretch of land.
You wish to know what it’s like to be coming or going,
And if there’s more to life, than etching sadness in the sand.

But you stood still, so did the clouds,
That choose to keep the sun away.
Leaving the everlasting gloom, below and above,
That descends upon the empty , pebbled shore.

If only you had something to keep you afloat,
Instead of the inferior boat, beached along the gloomy shore.
One without holes, or defects, with a painted coat,
To be the means of escape you always hoped for.

But all you’re left with are words of your own,
Which you place in a bottle and throw into the sea.
Perhaps hoping that it be found by someone you’ve known.
Or someone you’re looking for, but someone you cannot see.

And what if a bottle finds its way to your hidden place?
To know whether it’s meant for you, you can never be sure.
So a gloomy mist befitting of your gloomy face,
Descends upon the empty, pebbled shore.

The waves come and go, taking time away from you,
As you sit facing the sea that encloses the pebbled shore.
You realize the world beyond was not meant for you,
And that your chance to escape is no more.

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