Homeward Bound

Homeward Bound


A simple wooden boat glides

across a sea of immense tranquility

No engine or sail to propel her forward

only a gentle movement to traverse

I am a solitary figure

on an empty open deck

Ahead lies the promontory of 

a land which is the horizon before us

with a setting sun behind

Closer I see the silhouettes

of people waving a loft

They beckon forward my arrival

I cannot see their faces

but I know who they are 

Closer still toward the shore

I see them with crystal clarity

My parents, family, friends

who have sailed this way before

They are filled with a joy complete

as tears roll down my weathered cheeks

I am home at last, as what

was before is now surely in the past

◄ Indoors

Winds of Freedom ►


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kJ Walker

Fri 23rd Jun 2017 06:35

Hi Keith. You just get better & better. I think this is your best yet.normally I don't get the none-rhyming stuff (my ignorance) , but even I could appreciate the poetry of this one.
Cheers Kevin

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keith jeffries

Thu 22nd Jun 2017 22:56

Ray, Thank you. You have it in a nutshell. A painting on the subject inspired me, a painting which strangely haunts me. Keith

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Thu 22nd Jun 2017 22:42

HI Keith. I take this to be an afterlife experience; very heartwarming it is and free from any taint of fear or irony. I seem to see much of this in your work, and bless you for it.


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