Skip to content

Monos

September 12, 2012

Broken bow twisted on the reef
Abandoned never forgotten

A dark soul adrift in deep winter seas
Watched horizons for signs of life
When luminous eyes signaled safe haven

Mark that august moon
Until this very moment
All the dawns to eternity
My heart to love and live
Begins and ends with you

Yet how can we share the joy of singing
Without learning our lines together first?

Afraid of secrets and wrong impressions
Doubts chart a treacherous course through
Straits of confusion and contradiction

Cast away in December squall
A fool to believe marooned on atoll
Banished bound in chains by vows of silence

Silk sails tattered against the tempest
Wave countless strands of love and anguish
Knotted a world apart

As the cry of my soul
Echoes for a thousand leagues beyond
My voice solitaire across the sea

Only we can breathe life into our song

Broken bow twisted on the reef
Abandoned never forgotten

 

©2012 Gentry Avenue Productions. All Rights Reserved.

Advertisements
17 Comments leave one →
  1. September 12, 2012 11:04 am

    That is beautiful, George! 🙂

  2. Francina permalink
    September 12, 2012 1:50 pm

    very lovely, George!

  3. September 12, 2012 3:21 pm

    nice piece…
    Peace & Light

  4. September 22, 2012 8:27 pm

    “Mark that august moon
    Until this very moment
    All the dawns to eternity
    My heart to love and live
    Begins and ends with you”

    Just stunning, George!

  5. Francina permalink
    September 24, 2012 8:47 am

    Hi George, I was reading Monos again and I still find it as lovely as the previous times I read it. These lines are remarkable ones!

    Doubts chart a treacherous course through
    Straits of confusion and contradiction

    Ciao, Francina

    • September 24, 2012 4:20 pm

      Thanks, Francina! Elated that you took the time to read through it again. If we would just dispel doubts and fears life would be much fuller and happier. On the other hand, lessons learned from these challenges can lead to greater wisdom.

      Cheers!

  6. September 26, 2012 12:44 pm

    Beautiful imagery George! Love it.

  7. January 8, 2013 5:20 am

    Hi George. I really loved this. A few years ago, a very close friend’s Dad died at sea in a yachting accident. He and the boat were never found. It was somewhere off the Queensland coast. I remember sitting on the beach here just north of Sydney and thinking about all the sand stretching up and down the Australian East Coast and felt like sifting through all that sand to find just any clue of where he ended up and to find out what had happened. In the end, we all just had to accept.
    Your poem, or is it a song, was very moving! xx Rowena

    • January 9, 2013 2:11 pm

      Hi Rowena, thanks for recounting your story! It is one of undoubtedly profound experience.

      Sometimes heartbreaks leave us absent of answers or even reasonable recourse. Yet a decision to accept is a decision to live, despite the circumstances and difficulties, to reach beyond heartache for whatever good life presents within the realm of maximum possibility.

      Pleased to share this with you! George

Trackbacks

  1. Stratos « Vertical Tales

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: