As I sat by the ocean and contemplated the waves,
I felt a swell of emotions in this unremembered place.
Joy and peace were the easiest to see and hear,
Pain and longing also made their presence clear.
The joy that comes from frolicking under a summer sun,
The peace felt after knowing that today’s deed was done.
The pain of being separated from a sweetheart by seas,
The longing for the feeling an eastwardly breeze.
Deeper inside this unremembered place I went,
And I saw scar tissue and some unhealed dents.
Loyalty and camaraderie were present in bounds,
Guilt and betrayal were also to be found.
Loyalty a treasure so rare, so pure,
Found in the unlikeliest of places my dear.
The loyalty a friend showed when I was in need,
I’m still in his debt and will always be indeed.
The camaraderie of my brothers of blood I felt,
The joys and pains we shared and were dealt.
The guilt of stealing even though the need was true,
The betrayal of a lover with tresses of scarlet blue.
This unremembered place, was it within or without,
Shared with the entities of my thought no doubt.
Do all those long gone dwell in this place?
Do you think my mother can see my face?
As I walked into the ocean, I closed
the doors to this place of feelings undisclosed.
Deeper and deeper my footsteps led me,
Perhaps I’ll live on in that place, Maybe.