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Author Name: FreeHcivolmra 5 Comments
Date Added: January 29, 2012 16:01:46 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Type: Free Verse
Category: Nature Add To Favorites | Text Only
Storm Tossed Ship
The blowing gale winds,
howl deep into the night,
as lightning bathes the choppy sea
in a fleeting moment of white light.
Creaking timbers groan
as the ship's bow breaks
through each wave's crest.
Hemp lines snap from the wind,
ripping free from the sailors hands,
thrashing violently from the sails.
Sailors scramble to
hold fast the lines,
feet slipping and sliding
on the rain slickend
oiled oak decks
of the ancient
Storm tossed ship.
Author's Notes:
saw a picture of the US Coast Guard Cutter Eagle in a storm a long time ago that prompted me to write this poem. the USCGC Eagle is the oldest Coast Guard Ship still in use today.
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Comment By: PremiumDan J. Mazurek on February 1, 2012 05:04:09 PM Report

I love the sea and its been a while

I miss the sea runs of the Navy

I still can see the phosphous  lights

  in the night

dancing against the bow.


Comment By: FreeDean on January 30, 2012 06:41:50 AM Report
Vivid imagery, well written piece. Reminded me of THAT Titanic :( , ~Dean
Comment By: Freee. Gene Myers on January 30, 2012 06:34:50 AM Report
I admire those who went to sea dependent solely on the wind for power.  It sounds so romantic, but was actually, and literally putting their lives in mother nature's hands.  We think of the hardships our ancestor's lived through, but to them this was nothing more than daily life.
Beautiful poem with major images sparking any reader's mind.


Comment By: FreeFirestone Feinberg on January 29, 2012 05:33:18 PM Report
A sea-worthy scene!  All from a picture!  Fine writing:  I can see everything you describe -- and thanks for the explanation about the ship!  --David
Comment By: FreeAlistair Muir on January 29, 2012 05:02:23 PM Report
A vivid descriptive piece which conjures up a clear picture in my mind -- a stirring write



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