something that should have happened, steven humphreys, poetry, poems, prose

Something that should have happened

that something

should have happened

left you with a

nagging emptiness

of what you

should have

listened to

your heart of hearts

way back then

when you are alone

you find ways

not to be alone

it’s the new

kiss of death

being alone…

 you thought someone would

come and save you

and fix things

but, no one did

time slipped away

and, when you look in the mirror

that spring chicken

no longer

looks back

chirping

happy sounds…

it’s not like you can say to yourself

and laugh

‘Oh Well, I’ll get it right the next time around’

 that’s not funny anymore

because you know there’s no next time

and there will be an end

to it all

someday

so, you keep sailing

navigating the waters

as best you can

around submerged rocks

that’ll sink your ship

drowning you

in

turbulent

ice cold

waters

so, you keep both hands plaon the wheel

while catching wind

keeping your ship’s sails

puffed out

you are the crew

who does many things

to keep your ship

afloat

through all the darkness

in faith

it pulls you through

choppy

salty water

which sprays up

cooling your face

until you see

that lighthouse beam

over the horizon

flashing on that canvas sheet

tied to the mast

then, you know this sea

doesn’t go on and on

eternally

without a sandy shore

to run aground

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Steven James Humphreys

My books are for sale at Amazon and Barnes and Noble. I live with my wife and our cats and dog. I hope you enjoy my blog and find it informative, meaningful and entertaining. Let me know what you think. You can read more on my 'about me' page. Thanks for stopping by! Take a visit to my other site.

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