Indranil Bhaduri

Rookie - 72 Points (Kolkata, India)

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The Boat


As the sun shone bright
Over the intense deep blue ocean,
The small boat smoothly sailed,
Moving calmly over the mild waves,
Searching for the distant island
Near the lustrous horizon..
The sky suddenly transformed,
From fantasy blue to deadly grey,
With thunder clouds grasping its surface!
Lightnings struck, tornadoes rejoiced!
And the tiny boat was nowhere to be seen..
Enormous waves splashed in the coast
Distressed Seagulls flew for life,
Darkness enveloped all around
And torrential rains poured
Piercing the bleeding paradise.

It was dusk…
The ocean silently came to a standstill,
And there lay the boat, upside down,
Stranded on the wet seashore,
With the shaking life lying beside,
Still breathing softly,
Trying to rejuvenate for another voyage
To the island of dreams!

Copyright © 2012 Indranil Bhaduri

Submitted: Saturday, August 18, 2012
Edited: Monday, September 17, 2012

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  • Veteran Poet - 3,836 Points Geetha Jayakumar (9/10/2014 2:15:00 PM)

    Beautiful poem with fantastic lines...
    With the shaking life lying beside,
    Still breathing softly,
    Trying to rejuvenate for another voyage
    To the island of dreams!
    You have portrayed truth of life in a very beautiful way. Very true said, even if storms had turned the boat upside down, still the life is breathing and preparing its mind for next voyage. Loved the way you presented it.
    Very well deserved poem of the day. Congrats! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 393 Points Michelle Claus (9/10/2014 1:54:00 PM)

    Your writing style reminds us to bring vivid description and detail to our work. I appreciate that about your composition.... We've all been in this Boat, haven't we, on this maelstrom-journey in and out of dreams. Thank you for ending on a tenacious note. So long as we are living, we shall forge ahead - great message. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 593 Points Bernard Snyder (9/10/2014 11:01:00 AM)

    Congrats' on having this poem chosen as 'Poem of the day'. Well-deserved. Thanks for sharing! ! (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 6,884 Points Chinedu Dike (9/10/2014 4:44:00 AM)

    Oh! The unchanging change of weather. A very brilliant work of art. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 823 Points Babatunde Aremu (9/10/2014 4:26:00 AM)

    A wonderful work! You succeeded in bringing to our mind the difficulties man encounters on his daily voyage. I like thepoem. Kudos! (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,214 Points Jayatissa K. Liyanage (9/10/2014 12:18:00 AM)

    Marvelous portrait of a rel life situation. What a pathetic eventuality. Boat being the sole base to all what matters in this episode, I congratulate you for giving the poem most appropriate title to it. Very touching poem! (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,214 Points Renji Mao (9/10/2013 2:50:00 PM)

    This is a great poem! I like the middle section which contrasts the beginning and the ending, like sonata form in music! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 555 Points Tiku . (9/10/2013 2:36:00 AM)

    beautiful ink.end in a hope to start the journey again.liked it. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 113 Points Karen Sinclair (11/6/2012 3:04:00 AM)

    Now this i like very much... you express so well the rugged cruelty of the sea in paradise then the calm after the storm as peace tries to regain its composure and a life its breath... lovely tyvm karen (Report) Reply

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