I sailed a sea of dreams in hope to find
a heart so pure, and free of crippling doubt.
I had her pictured in my restless mind,
before I knew to wake and seek her out.
I thought I had found love in ones before,
they caused me pain, too much for time to mend.
Remains, once weighted down, have washed ashore,
the limbs of unforgiven broken friends.
But fear has no more hold upon me now,
with gift of grace, it learned to let me go.
No love was lost, where none was ever found,
in once an empty place, true love will grow.
The tempestuous sea, at last it calms,
I rest eternally in my love’s arms.
Photograph by Jeff Sheldon