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Alone on the ocean

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jbowie
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0 posted 03-10-2000 11:53 PM       View Profile for jbowie   Email jbowie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for jbowie

Alone,
Crashing through ominous waves,
timbers creaking under the strain
windwipped canvas bellows out in protest
The ship struggles....
Men aboard wipe salt spray from their faces
holding taut hawsers, slackening others
moving about on fragile life lines
torrents of water fighting their grasp
The captain holds the wheel
the wooden snake twisting in his grip
Into the wind he steers his lady
lest she be torn assunder by mighty Poseidon
White crests rise in protest
to the mightily surging ship
only to fall into eddies
and swiftly fade away
© Copyright 2000 James Bowie - All Rights Reserved
poetFemmeFatale
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1 posted 03-11-2000 12:18 AM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

I love any poem along this line!  Bravo!  Many of us have been inspired to write of the ocean and ships tossed!  I am thoroughly enjoying all the nautical writing, and this is no exception!  Splendid job sir!
EagleScorpion
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2 posted 03-11-2000 12:34 AM       View Profile for EagleScorpion   Email EagleScorpion   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for EagleScorpion

Phew! at least they faded away.. i hope the crew is allright.
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with you


3 posted 03-11-2000 02:09 AM       View Profile for SEA   Email SEA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SEA

Jbowie~ I love the visions this brought to my mind! Excellent. -SEA
Denise
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4 posted 03-12-2000 10:38 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

I could picture it in my mind! Very well written!

Denise
jbowie
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Dsnyder- thank you for your replies to all of my writing, where do you find the time?
 
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