How to Join Member's Area Private Library Search Today's Topics p Login
Main Forums Discussion Tech Talk Mature Content Archives
   Nav Win
 Archives
 Open Poetry #4 Archive
 Has Anybody Seen My Son?
 1 2 3 4
Follow us on Facebook

 This is an Archive. You may post a reply, but new topics are not allowed.

 
User Options
Format for Better Printing EMail to a Friend Create a Greeting Card with this Poem
Admin Print Send ECard
Passions in Poetry

Has Anybody Seen My Son?

 Post A Reply   Go to the Next Oldest/Previous Topic Return to Topic Page Go to the Next Newest Topic 
Elizabeth Santos
Member Rara Avis
since 11-08-1999
Posts 9405
Pennsylvania


0 posted 12-06-1999 12:41 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Has Anybody Seen My Son?

My God! What could have happened! My God! Where can they be!
Didn't I tell them just this morning not to go out to sea?
I felt the wind was blowing and I heard the ocean roar
And I told them not to leave as they were walking out the door

Has any body seen my son! Where can my husband be!
I told them on a night like this they should't go out to sea
All the other fishermen tell of their dreadful fright
But nobody even saw my men out there in the treacherous night

I said where is the morning star, Just hear the ocean churn!
Whoever goes out on a raft tonight will surely not return
I felt the wind and heard the waves, crashing hard against the shore
I begged them not to leave as they were walking out the door!

How bountiful must have been the fish, how violent was the wave
That snatched my men so cruelly to avenge the fish it gave
Please let me feel the hunger pains for many many days!
But let my men survive the sea and come back home today

They should have been here hours ago! My God! Where can they be!
Didn't I tell them just this morning not to go out to sea
I call out now to Yemanja as I stand here on the shore
Why didn't you bless my men as they were walking out the door!

Oh, goddess of the oceans! Why did you let them go!
The men who filled my life with the only love I know
If you have them with you, Yemanja, may they forever be
In peace and glory there with you at the bottom of the sea

Elizabeth Santos
© Copyright 1999 Elizabeth Santos - All Rights Reserved
Iloveit
Senior Member
since 09-02-99
Posts 1168
NM


1 posted 12-06-1999 12:44 PM       View Profile for Iloveit   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Iloveit

oh elizabeth how heartbreakingly beautiful, you have my prayers
Denise
Moderator
Member Seraphic
since 08-22-99
Posts 23002


2 posted 12-06-1999 09:27 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Elizabeth, this is wonderful! What a fascinating piece this is! Of course, I love everything written about the sea!  

 Denise


hoot_owl_rn
Member Patricius
since 07-05-99
Posts 11105
Glen Hope, PA USA


3 posted 12-06-1999 09:34 PM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

Such a hauntingly sad tale my friend  
Elizabeth Santos
Member Rara Avis
since 11-08-1999
Posts 9405
Pennsylvania


4 posted 12-06-1999 09:36 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Thank you both . Glad you enjoyed this poem. It's one of several that I've written about Brazilian fishermen, and unfortunately it is true to life all too often
Liz
 
 Post A Reply   Go to the Next Oldest/Previous Topic Return to Topic Page Go to the Next Newest Topic 
All times are ET (US) Top
  User Options
>> Archives >> Open Poetry #4 >> Has Anybody Seen My Son? Format for Better Printing EMail to a Friend Create a Greeting Card with this Poem
Print Send ECard

 

pipTalk Home Page | Main Poetry Forums

How to Join | Member's Area / Help | Private Library | Search | Contact Us | Today's Topics | Login
Discussion | Tech Talk | Archives | Sanctuary



© Passions in Poetry and netpoets.com 1998-2013
All Poetry and Prose is copyrighted by the individual authors