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Monday, August 19, 2013

Darkened Sea


Darkened Sea
By Royce A Ratterman ©

I stood on the edge of a darkened sea,
Gazing back toward humanity.
I heard screaming, crying, shouts of fear,
Painful moans that deafen the ear.
And life went on as times before,
I longed for the sands of life’s placid shore.
I stood upon the world’s end,
Where nations stood fast to defend,
Their oceans of tears from ages past,
Shadows of suffering and sorrows cast.
And life went on as times before,
I longed for the sands of life’s placid shore.
I stood on the edge of time tonight,
Enveloped by rainbow waves of transparent light,
Flowing like rivers through my soul,
I contemplated life’s eternal role.
And life went on as times before,
I longed for the sands of life’s placid shore.
I stood on the horizon of a storm’s flashing light,
Searching eternity’s realm for peace, hope and sight,
To journey forward toward sounds of joy,
I climbed, I crawled, all strength employed.
And life went on as times before,
I longed for the sands of life’s placid shore.
I reached the summit of a mountain of stars,
Majestic twinkles both near and far,
Oh … um … ugh … the alarm…,
Time to get up and go to work.
And life went on as times before,
I longed for the sands of life’s placid shore.
 

Excerpt from an introspective collection of my early works entitled “Pensivity
 
 

The edition (in paperback & Kindle versions) features a contemplative selection of poetry and flash fiction stories which are philosophical, spiritual and inspirational in nature... many garnished with a hint of vintage flavor. Also included with the collection is the special bonus short story "Mystique" for the connoisseurs of the retro era of modern history.



 

 

 

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