surely drowned

carousel of fantasy
in which the louder you decree
would leave untouched insanity
reversed by longing to the sea
and down, surely drowned


who foretold what fortunes lie
behind a rainbow in the sky
which downs a raindrop to your eye
and in confusion what’s derived
when down, surely drowned


a false rejection for a tear
your head held high, you sadly cheer
a smile adorns a wasted fear
tomorrow soon, but never near
if down, surely drowned


the falling tear caressed your eye
you gazed in wonder as you cried
and from your mind emerged a sigh
for hope had lingered one more time
and down, surely drowned