A sail into the sunset..

30 Mar

The sail of no return

The sail of no return

Some day..
We’ll embark on a journey and not return
We’ll say a final goodbye
We’ll eat a last meal
We’ll draw one last breath of fresh air
We’ll give one last instruction
We’ll hug one last friend
We’ll sing one last song
We’ll do one last dance
We’ll fight one last opponent
We’ll sit for one last exam
We’ll say one last “I love you”
We’ll greet our house mates one last “Good night”
We’ll pose for one last photograph
We’ll beam one last smile
We’ll cry one last time

We’ll take a jump, never again to land
We’ll take a landing, never again to take to the air
We’ll take a dive, never again to surface
We’ll close our eyes, never again to open them
We’ll shut our mouth, never for it open again
We’ll lie down, never again to sit upright
We’ll be confined in a box, never again to see the light of the sun

Stepping out of the box..
We’ll approach the lights at the end of the tunnel and won’t even look back
We’ll shed all the weight and be as light as paper
Like eagles we’ll soar and find our place in eternity
Time and Space would belong in the past.

At that time, the big question would be
“Through all of life..
Had it been worth it?”

[A tribute to late Faith Enokela. Rest in Peace]


Posted by on March 30, 2012 in Uncategorized



4 responses to “A sail into the sunset..

  1. tijesunimipeters

    March 30, 2012 at 11:40 am

    i love this, nice poem………… Whts the inspiration?

    • Eit Neves

      March 30, 2012 at 11:43 am

      Thanks Teejay. I was inspired by the picture I used in the post. I stumbled across it on the Net. It meant more to me than a casual evening sail.

  2. Jibola

    March 30, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    Well composed…….. You didn’t later get a picture. Life is such a mystery.

    • Eit Neves

      March 30, 2012 at 3:04 pm

      Thanks Jib. I found I could make do without a picture.


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