Written for: The Sunday Whirl, Wordle #309
Words: carry, sea, mean, shake, born, post, pick, trigger, string, beam, nothing, poor
They carried his ashes out to sea,
that sailor born with nothing but dreams.
A Navy man, retired, drawn to beam
of lighthouses glowing brightly in wee
small hours of darkness. Never wed
though a string of women tried their best
to capture him. He had his pick, could not rest.
His heart was triggered by waves in his head.
One day a letter arrived by post,
and shook his family to the core.
A precipitous storm, vision poor,
no means to survive. He gave up the ghost.
They carried his ashes out to sea.
His siblings knew where he’d want to be.