I am a real tumultuous sea

One wave hits anotherthat’s me

Waves sliding, edge of all the earth

Edge of my childhood, look

upon my birth

 

Whirlpools spinning bide

In my heart and my mind

Icebergs are

My gentlest thoughts

Whitecaps are

The spraying wind that blows

Through my thoughts

 

Icebergs are, just are

In me, and hold the secrets

Of my birth, times not even I

Remember, gone the times

Of sweet November

 

I once rested in my mother

I once talked to her

All night

She sang to me each November

Always sang, her words still ring

God rest her soul

She had to go

 

Now she walks amongst the Angels

Watching watching what’s below

As a child I knew no other

As a man I miss her so

 

There she was in sweet November

There she was beside my bed

She sang to me songs so tender

God rest her soul I’m here below

And I miss her so

 

Once she spoke in fiergy tongues

As she cared for her little ones

Brought me into this harsh life

A little water she poured into me

Now she is a sea

 

She brought me life,

She slakes my thirst, still

I stand within her saltly sea

One day I will too be freed

 

She made me too a sea

Mixed her salt into me

Left me on this rock

To preach and write and teach

Until I drop

 

She left me on this rock

To preach until I drop

She made me too a see

She’s so much a part of me

As I am of her

 

How she worked to make of me

A mixing, churning, life full sea

In the boundaries of my flesh

In my mind are many thoughts

Intertwined in me

Her words are like the brutal winds

That slows into the gentlest sky

And calm the raging storm of me

She made of me a sea

 

In my mind are many thoughts

To many for my words to tell

In my heart is so much love

It’s gone to sleep and lives above

 

I will not approach the deep blue sea

Will not walk up to its shores

I will hear her voice no more

Until I go I’ll say no more

Of the words she dreamed and gave to me

 

I will no more think of her words

Or study her philosophy

No longer will I stand and mourn

Upon the sands and footprints shown

 

She made of me a sea

Now I am the likeness of her love

I am a deep blue sea now too

Within the salt a move and breathe

 

She made of me a sea

And now I am he

 

Donald Standeford

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