Lost Souls-poem

Underneath the sea
are souls lost
tormented
and broken

Gone are the days
when they can come home
and feel the love
of a once golden promise

Now all they can do
is lament
wail
and yearn
as one long lost
and forgotten soul.

P.S

There has been some outrage in my home country about our young mariners who have sailed across the ocean and was never seen coming home. There are a lot of tell tales about this, but whatever the story behind, one thing is for sure; someone is weeping over a lost love one, a lost brother, a lost father, a lost friend, and a lost hardworking citizen.

This poem is for all of them out there. .May they find peace knowing that they are loved and will never be forgotten.

Written too in response for Helene of Willow Poetry; https://helenevaillant.com/2019/02/19/what-do-you-seefeb-19-2019/

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52 Comments

  1. syncwithdeep says:

    This is sadly beautiful michs. I love the picture. Too apt for the words

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    1. michnavs says:

      Oh thank you..

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      1. syncwithdeep says:

        😀💖

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  2. iidorun says:

    I feel that sadness of loss and broken promises in your poem. I’ve read that the largest export of the Philippines are its people. So many families apart from each other – very sad indeed!

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    1. michnavs says:

      That is true Irma..a very sad reality..☺

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  3. Chiradeep says:

    How heartwrenching it is Michnavs! Your words and the note below conveyed the pain directly into my heart. Such a sad reality for those who go into the sea and lose their lives.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you 😊

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  4. Rupali says:

    Beautifully sad.

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  5. Gina says:

    your words matched the photo so well, sailors still trapped in their vessels

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    1. michnavs says:

      Its a heartbreaking story Gina..☺

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      1. Gina says:

        my dad was a sailor and i know how my mum felt when he was away, we never knew if we would see him again.

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      2. michnavs says:

        Ohhhh it must have been very hard Gina…i heard from the news recently of a very young sailor who went missing….this is so sad..

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      3. Gina says:

        yes, no closure is hard, I know this too well, the heart cannot align with the head.

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  6. ivor20 says:

    A glorious tribute to those lost souls, my heart weeps …..

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    1. michnavs says:

      Oh thank you Ivor

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  7. Noellie says:

    Very powerful and emotional. I felt the words

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  8. Such a poignant and beautiful poem Mich. My uncle died at sea off our coast when I was 5 years old. Sadly, many others have drowned since then. They are gone but not forgotten.

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    1. michnavs says:

      That should be the case Bridgid …gone but not forgotten.

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  9. -Eugenia says:

    Beautiful and sad, Mich!

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  10. pvcann says:

    Wonderful response using grief as the focus, a rich sadness to heed.

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    1. michnavs says:

      I am glad you like it..

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  11. iScriblr says:

    Heartfelt!❤️

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  12. Jade M. Wong says:

    Ohh this poem really evokes such a sadness. I can almost hear the cries of the lost souls out at sea. Amazing writing, Mich.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Jade…it is written with the hope thae we would all be reminded never to forget them

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  13. V.J. Knutson says:

    Your words offer a tribute and reminder.

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    1. michnavs says:

      I am glad you said that VJ..

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      1. V.J. Knutson says:

        You are most welcome.

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  14. poetryfromtheinkwell says:

    I can relate to this. So many from my province have been lost to the sea and have never been found. My dad fished, every day, and I know we always worried until he returned. I love how you’ve captured this in verse.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you..and i pray for your dad’s safety always…

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      1. poetryfromtheinkwell says:

        You are kindly welcome. My dad passed a few years ago of natural causes but many here still go to sea.

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  15. calmkate says:

    lovely tale and poignant dedication that really touched my heart Mich ❤

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    1. michnavs says:

      I am glad to know that Kate…thank you..

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      1. calmkate says:

        you’re most welcome Mich 🙂

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  16. Hélène - Willow Poetry says:

    Very sad happenings when one is lost at sea. You have written a superb poem Mich, rich with emotion.

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    1. michnavs says:

      I am glad you like it Helene…thank you

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  17. So well written! 🙂

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  18. Miriam says:

    Poignant and sadly beautiful

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    1. michnavs says:

      It is indeed Miriam..

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  19. This is so heart wrenching!

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    1. michnavs says:

      Oh it is indeed 😊

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  20. Jules says:

    I’ve only been on a cruise ship once for about a week.
    I can’t imagine being a sea for months at a time for work or exploration.
    A fitting tribute. May they all be remembered.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Jules😊😊

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  21. The lamentations of the dead. Beautifully written Mich.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thanks Robert

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