Monday, February 8, 2016

Her Warrior

Image Source: Magpie Tales

The dawn seemed darker,
Her heart cried louder,
The Birdsong was melancholy,
The other side of her bed was empty.

Her warrior had left
He walked away while she slept,
Dreaming happy dreams,
Leaving behind lingering memories.

Answering the call of his motherland,
His new bride he had left behind,
The waves would take him far,
To guard the shores afar.

She ran to the shore,
The waves clamored ashore,
Clad in his coat,
Her eyes seeking his boat.

The horizon was blank,
Her heart sank,
The waves confessed to her feet,
I will return him to you with his smile bright.

The wind murmured,
The swallows chorused,
Your warrior shall return,
On yet another morn.

Do not shed any tears,
They multiply your fears,
Wait for that dawn,
Never again will you be alone.

Linking this to Magpie Tales 305


  1. I really cherished reading this. You have chosen words carefully and I love the way you emphasized her emotions.

  2. Well written indeed, I love this phrase the most - 'Do not shed tears, they multiply your fears'

    xoxo - Style.. A Pastiche!

  3. Well suited to the prompt. Nicely done.

  4. I like the romantic notion of her wearing his coat...