I Couldn't Hold You In My Coastal Waters

I couldn’t hold you in my coastal waters
When the ocean tugged at your heart
So you slipped your moorings
And floated away into the dark

To deeper waters under moon-lit skies
That is where your heart resides
The sea is your only mistress
Your blood flows in unison with the tides

Happiness is a deck beneath your feet
In the teeth of a gale or the heart of a squall
While I wait for you on dry land
Praying for the day you make land fall

The sea is your mistress

I don't usually struggle over the interpretation of Paul's poem, but there is a certain ambiguity whether the running away to sea is physical or merely metaphorical.


Sad Love Poetry


Sad Love Poems

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