The Fishermans Wife. A Poem.

When I saw Sara at Mum Turned Mom had given the word ‘crash’ for the next prompt I wasn’t quite sure what to write. The image which came to my mind was that of the waves crashing on the sea. This then brought to mind the film ‘The Perfect Storm’. I have always been fascinated with the danger that fishermen put themselves in to earn a living and then I thought of the families that were left behind. As a result, my poem ‘The Fishermans Wife’ was formed.

The Fisherman’s Wife

I stand here and I wait, willing for his safe return
Once again to hold me, my heart for him does yearn
Many days have passed since I’ve seen his face
I long for him to hold me and feel his warm embrace

My children keep me busy, my mind on other things
My focus is on each new day and whatever challenge it brings
But at night when it’s quiet, you are there on my mind
I hope you often think of me, our memories intertwined

The danger you put yourself in, to ensure that we live
Is something I am grateful for, and in return I give
My all for your return, by caring for family and home
I will be here, waiting for you, wherever you may roam

So now, as I watch the waves crash upon the harbour wall
I wait for you and your boat as it brings in it’s heavy trawl
You are the one who endangers his life, each and every day
Earning a wage this way for now until we find a better way

Victoria Welton. 14th June 2017

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7 Comments

  1. June 27, 2017 / 3:58 am

    I think this really captures that feeling of having to wait, unable to have any direct impact on events or outcome. Wonderful. Thanks for hosting #Prose4T!
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  2. June 16, 2017 / 2:43 pm

    Such a beautiful poem…
    The best thing a girl can be is a good wife and mother. It is a girl’s highest calling.
    Thanks for sharing this, Victoria!

  3. June 15, 2017 / 10:01 am

    This is beautiful and translates to the sacrifice many make in many jobs. I’m thinking of the fire fighters in W London now. I know these emotions and love how they’ve been captured.

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