I rediscovered this poem lurking in my files the other day and I don't remember the circumstances that led to it being written or the inspiration behind it. It's a little different to things that I'm used to writing. Let me know what you think.
ever doubt whether she would be waiting,
for he knew somewhere far and away from his heart was the beautiful girl of his dreams.
and a gold wedding band, he set sail.
that did little to warn him of danger.
As he tried to hold course through the rain and the swells with prayers to Gods and the stars,
the hull it did burst and Jonah was thrown to the depths.
and all hope left futile he drifted,
when a long came a ship full of friendship and food to save him before he had drowned.
they shared knowledge of wealth and desires.
to see pirates abound he got frightened.
but with nothing to do, no escape to be made and all of his energy spent,
joined the piratical breed and sailed on.
met his ears over ale in a tavern.
It told of a girl with such beauty and grace that none could hope to forsake.
that this beauty he'd find and they'd wed.
somewhere in the world, he would marry.
Jonah knew somewhere far and away from his heart was that beautiful girl of his dreams;
and a gold wedding band he set sail.
was to shatter his dream in a flash.
A merchant, quite bold, had sought Jonah's crew to reclaim what he saw as fair,
one that Jonah would lose, he was sure.
and the fantastic fight they had fought.
Jonah lay with his pride, both bleeding and torn, in puddle of blood where he'd fell,
the ship sailed through the night to the shore.
who had traveled the world, for her love.
A young maiden fogotten was stood on the shore, a smile of love as her proof,
to the stars where he'd moored, young Jonah and his true love, Marie.
ever doubt whether she would be waiting.
For he knew somewhere far and away from his heart was the beautiful girl of his dreams.