Sometimes Mercy Looks Like A Shipwreck

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Sometimes mercy looks like a shipwreck,
Dreams dashed on undesired shores,
Stores swallowed up by the raging sea
As you scramble ashore with your very life,

Unsure
What, if anything, is left,
Where, if anywhere, you stand,
How, if possible, to go on,

Only to find, 
In time,
Hidden treasure
On an island with no gold.


Inspired by Daniel Defoe’s classic Robinson Crusoe.