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The sea it crashes, sprays, and spews,
The waves carry word of shocking news.
Swirling, whirling greens and blues,
Until the wind dies down.
Memories float onto the vacant shore,
A chewed-on pencil and an apple core.
Not a soul cared to love them before;
They’re now the talk of town.
A swelling cry of deep despair,
The once-calm sea is now where
A house once stood. The site is now bare
And a bright but brutal brown.
A quest was formed, a hero elected,
A fine young man all lads respected.
A map was drawn, colored, and corrected,
So he would know where to find safe ground.
They crossed their hearts, looked to the sky,
Said their prayers, bade him good-bye.
To succeed, they knew, he would have to try,
To calm the sea, or they’d drown.
A splendid sailor, they often said,
A heart of gold, but a heart of lead,
In an attempt to thwart the dangers ahead,
He received the blow without a sound.