Court On High Seas

Cyprian Van Dyke

I’ll make that cruise yet.

I’ll be with her by sunset.

When birds fly in m shapes in the sky.

And dolphins spring like mermaids.  

I’ll be by her side.


When the breeze runs through her hair,

I’ll be there to hold her hand.

When she walks along the rails,

We’ll be paired.


I’ll be on the deck to hug her and guide her steps,

As strobed stars blaze and the full moon fills the sky.


I’ll be, in the picture, she’ll see,

Holding a star in a little black box on bended knee,

On an ocean full of stardust,

With her facing me,

With white vapor escaping her lips formed by the vibrations

Of the word, “Yes!”


And around us,

The hands of the passengers turn into light,

Due to the speed of their applause.


It’s at this time I wonder her reaction.

When she’s looking at the photograph,

After years of us having been married.


Wondering in her heart

If it’d save our marriage.


  • Author: Cyprian Van Dyke (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: July 14th, 2017 06:47
  • Comment from author about the poem: What made reading this worthwhile for you??
  • Category: Love
  • Views: 30
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  • ShannonXx

    A lovely write

  • magenta1

    I rode the waves with you and felt the sting of the salt air

  • Nicholas Browning

    You use some very abstract imagery. It's good stuff once again from our good sir Van Dyke.
    This was, once again, worthwhile to read because of that strange title that implores you to give it a read. Bravo, keep it up.

    • Cyprian Van Dyke

      Thank you, Nicholas Browning, for your time and review. I appreciate it! 🙂

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