On The Crest Of Life’s Wave

What reach must I course,
The hungering voyage?

You, on distant shores,
Shimmer of beauty
Lighting of pearl on
Surf caressed,
Brilliant white sands.

What tack must I take,
Fighting the whipped howl
Of heedless headwinds?

Your suppleness
Moist skin
So seeking
My whispering touch.

What sea state must I endure,
Swells twisting steel,
Decks heaving strain and sigh?

Your love
Hailing me,
Through storms of doubt,
Fog infused shoals,

Hold fast my love…

This Sailor,

Eyes wisened by vast roil
Of undulating seas.

Nerves tempered
By omnipotent risk,
Enormity of fierce gales
Constantly teasing
And testing the seams.

Face chiseled by time,
The badge
Of sun-burnt honor,

Skin and stubble crusted
By salt christening
Of a thousand sprays,
Freshening each morning,


I am your Sailor,
Your ever faithful Poseidon,
Undeterred desire,
Safe to your arms,

My dream of homecoming,

To cradle you in my arms,

To kiss your tear-stained cheeks,

Our sea spirits joined…

Joined for eternity,

On the crest of life’s wave.

© 2018 W. C. Stacia, Jr.

77 thoughts on “On The Crest Of Life’s Wave

      1. That’s so very kind of you Lorraine! I tried to take a bit of different style and make the verse a little bit more rich.

        I’m so glad that you enjoyed it!


    1. Thank you Jamie!!

      Thought I would try a slightly different “voice” tonight. As we’ve already discussed, this writing journey is about abundant and continuous growth…yes?

      Hope you have a wonderful and warm evening!

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      1. Just one sip???!!!

        You, Tanya…are a task master!!


        And I’m ashamed to admit…I’m already through my first bourbon.

        You will have to punish me later I guess.

        🙂 !!

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      2. I did not…but thank you for letting me know!! Both of my parents were high school teachers.

        Tanya, know that your efforts reflect the best investment in society that one can offer.

        You, my friend, have my greatest admiration and respect!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      3. Thanks Bill, glad to know about your parents being high school teachers! They must have raised you with lot of values coz the profession is all about ethics and values and less about money! Great!

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  1. only one who has lived on the sea and with the sea can express such a connected feeling. know this is one of my most favourite poems from you. skin and stubble crusted, these words are so meaningful to me.

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