A message in a bottle
Had been tossed into the sea
The waves had carried it many miles
There it was… lying at my feet.
As I looked the bottle over
I could see the note inside
The contents sealed and intact
Washed ashore with the evening tide.
Like a genie in a bottle
I was fearful to unleash
The contents of the bottle
Found on this sandy beach.
Did I dare uncork the bottle
Read the note not intended for me
But come upon by mere chance
And found haphazardly?
Was it possibly a plea for help
Or a love letter written in the sand
By someone desperate and passionate
Perhaps a sad and lonely man.
I popped the cork, no second thoughts
I reached for the note inside
Once removed and carefully read
I sat down, I wept , I cried.
In time I pulled myself together
I placed the message back inside
Sealed the bottle with the cork
Then waited for the tide.
The bottle now safely on its wayl
To many distance shores
Hoping it will find the one
It was intended for.
Youtube: TIME IN A BOTTLE by Jim Croce