June 1, 2009
A lazy day upon the bay,
Nothing to do, nothing to say,
No places to be, no things to see;
No thoughts to chew; no bills for me.

Cool lemonade in my throat
Compliments my rocking boat,
And I find myself drifting away,

I find myself drifting away.

In dreamlike tranquility I leave the port,
Passing by islands, ships; other things of that sort.
I sail into the sun, on such a mild summer day,
Not a thought to chew; not a bill to pay.

The sea is spread wide before me; not a speck of land in sight.
Below me is the blue sea, and above the sky, stark white.
Yet I notice a grey streak, then another - and more!
The sky seems to darken; next I hear a distant roar.

The wind picks up quickly;
I secure the cabin door.
Thoughts of squalls clutter the mind,
And I recall once-forgotten sea-lore.

Cruel storms manifest.
Waves scream in the tempest.
Wood snaps,
Rope frays,
Battered by harsh ocean sprays.

Tossed about the thrashing ship,
From the edge of the boat I so fearfully slip!
Then I tumble into this rapacious, foreign sea.
So little hope is left for me.

On a splintering board I bang my head,
A haze in my eyes - a blaring mad red!

Now I am dead.

But all is fine,
The boat, the bay,
I am home in the now;
It is all okay.

But in my slumber, I tossed and turned; nearly killed!
And now I sit,
Sleepy eyed,


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niahfaye said...
Nov. 24, 2016 at 5:15 pm
My poem was voted number one, but I honestly think yours should be! This is extremely creative and I have loads of respect for someone with such a complex train of thought. What was your inspiration for this piece?
JeyceDAspartan said...
Nov. 2, 2016 at 12:54 pm
I like it, that was my favorite poem so far. I really liked the ending.
FauxedTea said...
Dec. 11, 2012 at 9:02 pm
This was beautiful! You can tell when someone tries really hard to rhyme, but your poem flowed SO well! It was a great read!
Ian_G said...
Jul. 9, 2012 at 9:25 am
haha! that was great! luv it
TiredEternity said...
Jan. 28, 2011 at 3:24 pm
Such a great poem. Keep up the amazing work.
leonaj said...
Jan. 26, 2011 at 4:33 pm
I LUHV IT!!!:)
holly.nicole said...
Oct. 16, 2010 at 6:39 pm
I absoluetly loved it!!! B.R.I.L.L.I.A.N.T.!
poemgirl55 said...
Sept. 25, 2009 at 4:15 pm
That was great! You write like an adult with details and rythm.
Loved it!
dreamer_believer said...
Sept. 9, 2009 at 3:40 pm
love it! you painted a perfect picture in my mind, and it made me miss summer so much :D seems like you have talent! please keep writing more, i want to see your work! check out some of my work and comment if you can, i love the feedback. and thanks for sharing this piece! :)
poemgirl55 replied...
Sept. 25, 2009 at 4:14 pm
I know! I totally visualized it! It was great.
Esperanza replied...
Nov. 26, 2010 at 6:18 pm
I thought it was rele creative and cute good job
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