Poet’s Corner: Sail Away, Sail Away

It’s the bobbin’; the wonder;
The refreshing point of view.
It’s the ripple in the water
Which buoys every bit of you.
It’s the sails fixed in directions,
Taking dreams afar from shore;
Just to cast them across waters,
Ensuring room to dream some more.

Its reflection of your image,
You see behind eyelids;
As you fixate on the mindful
In the dos and don’ts and dids.
And you breathe in the Sequoia:
The elixir that’s been lost;
And the clouds part in the heavens;
And you’re admitted at no cost.

Its remembrance of another day,
When butterflies are chased.
And a young love enters coyly;
And our hearts begin to race.
It’s the innocence we look to
Which keeps hope company;
Then we ask ourselves in blindness,
Are we really meant to see?

It’s the leaf which drifts beside us.
Where current is the game;
And our sails begin to flutter,
Realizing there’s no gain.
And so in time we settle,
Understanding  journey’s nut:
And we cut the tether–fast away–
Leaving compass up to guts.

Its freedom in its virgin form:
Escaping all the rules.
And like a young boy dreaming,
Not one of us are fools.
For youth has understanding,
Compassion, loyalty:
And it’s in those very virtues,
Where I invest my time with thee.

So sail, sail, sail away
On every dream that’s that dreamt;
And stand up in your crow’s nest
With unconditional consent:
For every living being,
To live a life that’s free;
To feel Sol’s wind caress them,
Being life’s calliope.

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About Robin Clark (42 Articles)
Robin, born in Talent Oregon, now resides in Bellevue, a community outside of Seattle Washington. She is a published poet, OP-ED writer and Children's story author. She is currently in partnership with a composer who has asked her to write the book for his next musical. She is also being courted by assorted Directors to write a stage play and her dream is to leave a legacy in words, where you come to realize anything is possible.