If I remember right, I was 14-15 when I wrote this…had it published through poetry.com when I was 15. Wow…that was 8 years ago! Anyways, enjoy!
Oh Captain, my Captain, wherefore didst thou go?
When ocean waves called, and whale songs implored.
For I needed thee most when e’er thou were farthest,
And yearned for thine touch when thou couldn’st reach me.
Oh Captain, my Captain, why must thee stray?
When cries from my heart yearned to scream out in pain.
When I needed thee most, thou were always afar,
When my arms opened wide, thou hadst gone to the sea.
Oh Captain, my Captain, why hast thou not returned?
When port hast expected thee two years gone by.
I miss thee far more than e’er stars do the moon
Far more than any lover whose love hast been lost.
Oh Captain, my Captain, shall I come to thee?
I long for thine comfort, for thine warm embrace.
They tell me thou art gone, that thou shall never return.
Oh Captain, my Captain, shall I meet thee soon?