Treasure Island

Frank James Ryan Jr...FjR

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I Will Not Watch The Lightning Break Before My Eyes...{Cinquain-Refrain}


I will not watch th' lightning break....before my eyes
I taste th' salted breeze of nascent storms... coasting
Boatsman scurry to pull their sail's...in heed of skies
Emerging colours black on blue...winds encroaching
Whisped winds sowing dragons teeth...soon hosting

Gale is force beyond th' scope.....of ocean lion's bed
I will not watch th' lightning break....before my eyes
Th' slanted torrents fall, beat my cheeks....claret red
Gun-shot spray of wet needles.....falling from th' sky
'Where be God this day'.......I heard a fisherman cry

Darkness, stark....befalls upon an early August night
White-caps surge 'n leap above th' settled sea, below
I will not watch th' lightning break.....before my eyes
Some lubbers offer levity, 'Lets man the oar's 'n row'
Th' wind blew hard with seawolf bite, our faces froze

Came midnite thought I saw a slim crescent of Moon
Quavering upon th' witched waters....dream or guise
'Twas a ruse, th' devil's work...a school of 'Halfmoon'
I will not watch th' lightning break.....before my eyes
Belial, the Fallen Angel....we've undressed your guise

Woke up to a fresh splash of young dolphins and Sun
Flags unfurl, clear surf.....beyond th' ocean's blue eye
Low cotton breeze, quell waves, good sail....web spun
'God be here today, mates'.....I heard a fisherman cry
I will not watch th' lightning break......before my eyes



©Frank J. Ryan, Jr./2013

Submitted: Sunday, June 22, 2014

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