The Hebridean Princess sails regally out of the harbour,
Like a faithful dog the small boat shepherds its’ charge
Safely through the deep channel toward the open sea,
Joined for a moment by need and care the partnership forges
An unspoken bond that rides the white foam between them,
And like a sheepdog happy to have accomplished his task
Running down the hillside in a flash of black and white,
The pilot boat returns waving a white water tail high,
That reflects sunlight it streams out like silvered smoke.
I have no desire to be a princess but part of me cries out
For simple guidance through the dangerous waters I sail,
Yet another part feels a need to care that I cannot satisfy,
I feel lost in the foam without direction or purpose,
Barely survive being wrecked on the rocks,
Repeatedly sail too close to the wind for comfort,
I am an endangered boat and a lost sheepdog,
I cower from the pain with my tail between my legs,
There can be no joy in me when no job is well done.
Instinctively I seek a haven for my mangled mind,
Words to hold ideas that might mend with a magic thread
The deep weeping wounds of my broken heart,
Wind round and weave my thoughts into the beauty instead
That I see all around, touch happiness and never part,
So no matter how far I roam I will always find
Myself at home on the journey I must travel,
The tangled thread of my life I shall slowly unravel,
And spin the two together so they become safely entwined.
To a new found freedom I will become willingly bound,
Tied to my imagination my last dreams will sail,
From a safe haven toward uncharted seas,
Carrying me over waves of emotion I will ride
Through any storms into calmer waters and there
I will be held breathless between earth and sky,
Where thoughts lie frozen in time to be woken,
When the wind blows again through a foam filled crest,
And I rise to dance light as air on the deep water.
You may gather from this entry that things are a bit tough for me at the moment but I have every intention of catching another dream so hang on to your hats!