As I write this, the tornado siren is going off for the third day in a row. Two days ago we had hail up to the size of baseballs in the area  south and west of us. Yesterday, the sirens wailed again and several small tornados touching down just north of us. The television station is now on a continuous tornado warning telling 0f one touching down about eight miles east of us—headed this way. During a short break yesterday, the sun came out and everything was beautiful, so I wrote Spring. Today, it’s time to go another direction.

Flickr image by Airwaves1

by Mike Patrick

It’s calling—the night is calling
with the sound of passion’s heat.
The voice of Jason’s Sirens
could not have been as sweet.

Would you tie me to the mast
or let me explore the rocky shore?
Is the sound enough to fill the void
or is needed—something more?

I seek the voice of reason
amidst seduction’s sound.
Perhaps the voice of memory
praising love that I once found.

Call me back louder
than the night’s lonely cry.
Deliver me from the rocks
where I must surely die.

Call me back louder,
before I run aground;
before the ship we’ve built
suffers the Siren’s sound.

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8 Responses to THE SIREN’S CALL

  1. Excellent poem for the fierce howl of mother nature’s call!

  2. espriurenee says:

    I have only experienced earthquakes in my life so can only imagine being put on edge over and over again. Your piece ties into a different type of siren but somewhat the same in feeling. Nicely done.

  3. vivinfrance says:

    I feel sympathy for you in tornado alley. Batten down the hatches on the Argosy. I’d be terrified, but Mike? He writes romantic poetry!

  4. trisha says:

    beautiful poem. i hope and pray the weather gets better there.

  5. Michelle Dee says:

    Hey Mike, Not sure if you noticed, but Woo is back and taken on a new project where we would like to showcase fellow artists form of media on . Would you be interested in submitting anything. I’ve always loved your pieces. 🙂

  6. Tilly Bud says:

    I can’t imagine living with that kind of fear. Hope you and yours are safe and well.

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