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Abandon Ship

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H. Arlequin
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0 posted 11-07-1999 12:48 AM       View Profile for H. Arlequin   Email H. Arlequin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit H. Arlequin's Home Page   View IP for H. Arlequin

Abandon Ship

Quickly headed for the bottom,
wreckage floating everywhere,
a tidal wave abeam had caught'em,
sailing ships in fortune's snare.

"Abandon ship", but not your friends,
the sailor's bond nothing can break!
Terror destroys honorable ends,
monsters in seconds, pals forsake.

"Curse you, Matthew, for a coward,
do you want to live forever,
a tangled mate, leaving for'ard,
snared in cordage none can sever?"

Doomed to hear it, damned to wander
throughout the endless march of time,
what detergent would help launder
recall's fabric of heinous crime?

What could serve as mitigation
to release the troubled mind,
Justice asked for litigation
by the accuser of mankind?

Unthinkable, let a friend die,
despicable to run away,
unbearable, that tortured cry
across these years, day after day.


--H. Arlequin
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Poems From the Goober Tree http://nathoo.wustl.edu/goober_tree.htm
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WhtDove
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1 posted 11-07-1999 01:30 AM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Well written, flowed great! Enjoyed the read!
Watcher666
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2 posted 11-07-1999 02:05 AM       View Profile for Watcher666   Email Watcher666   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Watcher666's Home Page   View IP for Watcher666

Nicely done!!

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Munda
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3 posted 11-07-1999 02:23 AM       View Profile for Munda   Email Munda   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Munda's Home Page   View IP for Munda

I liked this much.
Denise
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4 posted 11-07-1999 05:20 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

A powerful piece you have written here, H.A.
Very smoooooooth too!

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Denise

Aurora's Fire
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5 posted 11-07-1999 05:48 PM       View Profile for Aurora's Fire   Email Aurora's Fire   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Aurora's Fire

Really great read. Very sad, but poignant.

Good to see you here, I am still getting to know my way around, wild is a lot easier since it is smaller. *S*
X Angel
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6 posted 11-07-1999 08:51 PM       View Profile for X Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for X Angel

This could be a portrayal of real life, not just a shipwreck, this was neat! Thanks X

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passing shadows
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7 posted 04-18-2004 10:00 PM       View Profile for passing shadows   Email passing shadows   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for passing shadows

wow!
 
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