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An Angry Sea

As the sea rose up and down wind and tempest tossed
Hands on board began to shout we'll be forever lost
The captain of the wavering ship began to take a stance
Set the sails and man the helms there'll be no other chance

Sea waves became so violent as if they had no fear
Some sailors manned the front and others covered the rear
The ship began rocking to and fro on top of the rugged sea
None could ever have imagined how an angry sea could be

They said to one another we must act quickly to be saved
Fear began to grip some then others soon ranted and raved
Water began to rush in and covered the deck round about
We must all abandon ship and they soon began to bail out

They threw their rafts into the water and shouted with a roar
Then jumped overboard and stuck together then soon began to oar
Their ship began to waver and started very slowly to sink
The Lord of the Seas had spoken as they all began to think

Submitted: Thursday, January 31, 2013
Edited: Saturday, February 22, 2014

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  • Mauleen Peart (4/4/2014 5:52:00 AM)

    Absolutely beautiful poem.It was as if I was on that ship before it was abandoned.Very visual and detailed.Love it!

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  • Amitava Sur (1/19/2014 10:39:00 AM)

    Lovely imagery about the fearful sea, I could feel the fear within the crews of the ship. The detailing was captivating.
    You may read my poem The wild waves

  • Aftab Alam Khursheed (11/17/2013 7:59:00 AM)

    wonderful poem the curse of Almighty through sea a formidable jaw to engulf .....

  • Neethu Prasanna (10/15/2013 2:18:00 PM)

    Amazing poem. I could see the fear of the crew in your poem..very vivid writing..

  • Neela Nath (9/6/2013 10:11:00 AM)

    Beautiful usage of imagery.Loved very much.10.

  • Aswath Raman (8/16/2013 8:47:00 AM)

    Nice and captivating imagery ma'am! I felt like seeing Life of Pie!

  • Bobby Wynn (8/6/2013 2:22:00 PM)

    Their fear was a great thing and saved lives. nice one.

  • Louis Rams (8/3/2013 10:09:00 AM)

    as they saw the ship sinking below the wave, they knew right then that GOD had came
    how else could they have survived if he had not been by their side.

  • Unwritten Soul (7/30/2013 1:51:00 PM)

    Lord open wide seas for us, own captain to choose our own way to find our every way we may choose we may find challenges before we ended the journey...though fate was written but He is fair enough to let us try and pick what we want to reach our final destination later, that fixed and unchanged_Soul

  • Adheez Van Der Beanthz (7/25/2013 10:30:00 AM)

    you are a brilliant writer
    by read this poem, I can feel the true power of the ocean as you describe
    truly extraordinary

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