Beyond the Bar: A Companion Poem to Crossing the Bar - Emma Skelton '19

The sun sets and stars shine,
Voices call out for me,
Condolences, all tumbling into a line,
For now you are out at sea.

Eyes closed, you do seem asleep,
Not a sound to be heard,
And now, at home, you are in the deep
No need to say a word.

Evening bells ring as twilight sets,
My world forever dark.
You said no sadness, no regrets,
But that was before you did embark.

Memories flash, Times and Places, like a play,
And I wonder where you are.
Perhaps we will meet again someday,
But for now you’re beyond the bar.