The second poem making its grand entrance to our blog is ‘M’Lady‘ by Talma. Talma presented this poem at Redbridge Central Library for this year’s National Poetry day. We will post a new poem each week, so keep checking for updates! Please send any works you would like published to firstname.lastname@example.org
I do not like the land beneath me
The way the firmness resounds in my knee.
I prefer the softness of the tide,
or, the waves as they lash portside.
I have known many women but loved only she,
who gives forewarning to those who will not heed.
To fools she shows no mercy…
as she opens her arms and drags them to the deep.
But…for those who know her waters
We will her secrets keep.
Torn from my mother’s arms
She is the only woman I have loved.
She has fed me, lulled me to sleep,
Chastised me but…would never leave me
She is in my blood…her kiss the ‘sweet’ taste of salt.
She caresses me, soothes me,
whispers to me with her gentle breezes
Oh! What mortal woman could ever hope to possess a man so.
Her mark is on my soul.
Emotions well up inside me
Like the waters of a stream.
Mingling with rivers and cascading into the sea.
I feel her weight upon me
Like an anchor to its chain,
Plunging until it is released,
and sees the sky again.
My muscles feel so weary
My force but holds its form
No effort stirs within me,
to turn myself away.
This siren possess me
Always to be
A man of the sea.