Member Rara Avis
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