inas essa

The sinking boat

The sun had closed the winter day
While the boat was shaking at the sight of nowhere,
Waves were so high, made everything shudder,
A burning ray of Fear pierced her heart; pushing life away,
Its likeness is not found in sea or air.

She grabbed the gunwale of the boat so close
With her trembling heart, both, in one hand,
Looked here and there; searching for a creature of any kind
To share her wounded feelings,
She was met with closed eyes of all around.

Before her eyes, life was near a close
Flashes of ruined life crossed her head,
Like the gray face of a winter cloud
That shadowed her mind and soul, both,
She felt the freezing of her heart's blood.

In a moment of death, she was offered a chance to live;
Colors of distant island flashed to her withered eyes
Lighted beneath the moon's pale beams,
She dreamed of wings to fly, in another chance did believe,
Found nothing, but her shivering feeble arms.

She closed her eyes, so tight, opened her heart to cry,
Felt warmth within a tender embrace,
Wrapped her within his wings,
Like a passing thought, she fled away
From the island, she glanced the boat sinking in unknown depths.

Submitted: Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, September 11, 2013


Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (The sinking boat by inas essa )

Enter the verification code :

  • Rookie - 19 Points Ajay Seshadri (3/14/2014 10:46:00 AM)

    I really liked the way you have strung images in your poem. I can see how naturally the verse flows; it is indeed a beautiful expression. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 21 Points Gary Kedron (12/18/2013 2:53:00 AM)

    Inas essa.... you had invited me to read your poetry,
    the sinking boat, your message got lost in the shuffle
    everything arrives precisely as it must.... what a beautiful story told
    thank you for your concern... heartfelt....Peace (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 3,288 Points Is It Poetry (11/20/2013 3:50:00 PM)

    The path life has she knows.
    One leads above the other below.
    Thoughts of love one wears it shows.
    Knowing the heart left to be.....iip (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 39 Points Dash Black (10/16/2013 7:19:00 AM)

    No much words can redefine what a lot of commentators have already penned here. This was a classic one. I loved every bit of it. Let there be hope even in times of peril when fear tries to send us home before the gods choose to end our lives! ! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 739 Points Kaila George (10/3/2013 4:38:00 PM)

    This is tragic but the flow of words and how you used them are so wonderful and elegant thank you for inviting me to read this beautiful write. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 69 Points Vipins Puthooran (10/2/2013 5:01:00 AM)

    she glanced the boat sinking in unknown depths./
    'tis a lovely way of expressing the actuality of life......
    top markss for you (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 40 Points Yvette Marina Nario (10/1/2013 1:51:00 PM)

    I like the way you create an internal imagery which touches the senses creating chills from one's neck all the way to one's spine. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 10,855 Points Soulful Heart (10/1/2013 1:35:00 AM)

    lovely way to express the paradox of life...............moments of living felt at darkest moments of despair or end.............great (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 1 Points Alex Drax (9/29/2013 12:29:00 PM)

    To share her wounded feelings,
    She was met with closed eyes of all around.....

    Indeed well rounded and expressed....

    Flashes of ruined life crossed her head.... very good..

    In a moment of death, she was offered a chance to live; .... life and death.. two sides of the same coin.. well versed..

    She closed her eyes, so tight, opened her heart to cry, .... the moment we give up hope is when we find our salvation...

    Great poem indeed... a reflection of life and its mysteries... summed up into one word.. Struggle.. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 111 Points Kelvin Owusu (9/29/2013 7:11:00 AM)

    This is a lovely piece of poetry is this a reflection of one's self or observation? keep up the great work (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 8,643 Points Edward Kofi Louis (9/29/2013 2:50:00 AM)

    A very nice piece of work; and, i know it reflects part of your life in Egypt. Thanks for sharing this Poem with us.

    E.K.L. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 386 Points Sally Plumb Plumb (9/28/2013 2:16:00 AM)

    Nice piece. Try The Enchanted Sea when you have a spare minute. I'd forgotten I'd written it until I read your work.
    thanks... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 71 Points Violet Winters (9/27/2013 9:37:00 AM)

    I was randomly solicited by this author to read this particular poem, gave an honest review, and author deleted my comment as I'm sure she will delete this one! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 13 Points Ravi Sathasivam (9/25/2013 11:10:00 PM)

    Excellent. Very beautifully penned and very touching poem. Enjoyed reading it. Thanks for sharing with me. (Report) Reply

Read all 36 comments »

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  2. As I Grew Older, Langston Hughes
  3. I Dream A World, Langston Hughes
  4. Mother to Son, Langston Hughes
  5. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  6. Let America be America Again, Langston Hughes
  7. I, Too, Langston Hughes
  8. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  9. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  10. Democracy, Langston Hughes

Poem of the Day

THE CHANCELLOR mused as he nibbled his pen
(Sure no Minister ever looked wiser),
And said, “I can summon a million of men
To fight for their country and Kaiser;

...... Read complete »


Member Poem

New Poems

  1. The World as we know, Sylvia Chidi
  2. Running from love, Sylvia Chidi
  3. Love, Dr Mohua Golder Golder
  4. Be young at heart, Nero CaroZiv
  5. And indeed death has a domain, Daisy Pereira
  6. Listening to the radio in the Afternoon, Angell Afinowi
  7. We Want Democracy, Now., Norman Jin Shyr Wang
  8. Cantus lacrimosus, Angell Afinowi
  9. Rest My Dear, Michael P. McParland
  10. Life's like a compote of the desserts, Mark Heathcote
[Hata Bildir]