Call of the Siren

Photo prompt courtesy Sue Vincent

Even from this distance, I could hear her calling out to me

I’ve been lonely for far too long, she cried, come, give me company

I demurred though, trying my best to resist her hypnotic allure

No good could come out of it, in my heart, I was quite sure


But she knew that my resolve was already weakening, so great was her charm

And so she crooned ever so sweetly, join me, she sang, I mean you no harm

And so it was, that like a river being irresistibly pulled towards the ocean

I found myself drawn towards her, and within no time, two had become one


Onward and onward we traveled, with nary a thought to our destination

And our time spent together continued to be a source of unrivaled fascination

Days passed, then months, Winter made way for Spring, Summer lost ground to Fall

But we just kept moving on, enthralled by our love for each other, yet never in thrall


As I write this, I am sitting by her side, waiting for the snow to clear

I don’t like the snow much, she grumbles, it’s not good for my skin, I fear

I laugh at her whimsical plaint then, comfortable like only two soulmates can be

And bless the day I heard the call, of the road that was lilting, lyrical, and oh so lonely


Written in response to the #writephoto Prompt – Onward at Sue Vincent’s Daily Echo.




About anuragbakhshi

At the age of 40, I decided to exit the corporate world, and enter the world of stories as a full-time writer. Wish me luck!
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5 Responses to Call of the Siren

  1. Iain Kelly says:

    Something different, and very well done 🙂

  2. balroop2013 says:

    That is what I would call an outstanding piece of poetry! If you wouldn’t have revealed whose call you responded to, it still remains a wonderful poem.

  3. Pingback: Photo prompt round-up: Onward #writephoto | Sue Vincent's Daily Echo

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