Lost at sea

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Tossed like a leaf on a stormy sea,
My heart drifts, weightless, rudderless,
Too light to sink,
Too broken to steer.
I search the darkness for a star
To guide me home beyond the jagged rocks.
Call me from the distant shore,
And light a beacon for the night is dark.
No god in heaven speeds my limping ship
Or calms the angry wind with gentle hands.
So light a beacon for me, love,
Forget the words that made you turn away.
For though I try to mend my leaking heart,
The night is fallen now, too dark for me to see.
The healing words are only on your lips
And you are all the matters in the world to me.

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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

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