The ocean is a graveyard,
a place where love goes to die.
The waves tug at my legs like the strings of a bard,
lulled to a coma, I'll be taken by the tide.
It was here I built you a castle of sand,
a foundation of love held up by dust.
The waves tore it down as the skies cried tears that were grand,
the gulls wept songs embroidered with broken trust.
Above me, a world of darkness,
beyond me, a world of silence.
Feelings washed away by the azure starkness,
forever I am fated to be haunted by her violence.
Our love was a sandcastle,
taken away by the endless sea.
I'm left here to drift as the grey clouds roar with hassle,
my heart no longer beats, stricken with disease.
It was here I built you castle after castle,
and the ocean came and stole it away.
Everything we had drowned without facile,
the pieces of me left behind, my soul scattered array.
I drift from place to place without reason,
becoming one with the ocean.
Lost forever, worn out by treason,
it was here where my death was set in motion.
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Nocturnal Lullabies (#Wattys2018 Winner)Poetry
Even within the deepest and most hideous depths of darkness, we may find a glimmer of beauty. Gothic, gloomy and macabre poetry. Featuring works inspired by phantoms, occultism, vampires, cursed maidens, tragic monsters and other haunting themes sur...