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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


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  • 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.

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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! !

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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..

  • 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

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