Sailor of the stormy seas
searching with eagle eyes
the horizons and the depths
of waters that have to be kept
free from the pirates of peace.
With memories as company,
you sleep but never sleep
in the restless, rocky cradle.
Never certain if it’s going to be
your last; never regretting if it is.
Your efforts are in vain
for no one feels your pain.
There’s no support for you.
The terms you committed to were
clear. You serve at your own risk here.
Sailor of the stormy seas.
You do not have a right to need.
Gratitude is not for you or your kin.
So, don’t ask what’s in it for you within
their empty hearts – for there’s nothing!