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Rated: E · Folder · Biographical · #1601755
Just because I need a home for new poetry...
Splattered into the chilled air,
Prisms caught in drops.
Red, yellow, blue, green,
Icy reminders of ocean's might.
Northeast wind rides waves,
Gales push tidal waters higher.

Everywhere we looked was ocean;
Bounding high above rocks,
Blasting spray across piers.

The ebb tide a long lost memory,
Instead a deluge greeted us.
Determined to make safe port,
East by southeast we motored,
Shoved by wind and water.

Another man may stand strong,
Neptune brave and staunch.
Doubtlessly he never sailed the Atlantic.

Bobbing as wayward cork
On angry green foam,
Azimuth compass spins and points
"This way to home but maybe not safety."

Red skied morning ignored we had set out,
Into the teeth of a spring storm,
Driven by haste and thoughtlessness.
Eastward sun breaks through clouds.
Splattered in chilly air, rainbows appear.
Portfolio -> Ships Logs, Books, and Manuscripts -> Spring Tides and Boat Rides
    Rated: E · Environment · #1488932
    Inspired by the sinking of The Don in Casco Bay, Maine
    Rated: 18+ · Other · #1521227
    Bar Follies
    Rated: E · Environment · #1471322
    same old story of wind and winter.
    Rated: E · Holiday · #1613458
    A memory of Thanksgiving giving.
    Rated: E · Emotional · #1622328
    The rain speaks to our hearts.
    Rated: E · Biographical · #1521226
    lead, follow...get out of the way!
    Rated: E · Drama · #1635064
    An acrostic about a mere crust, left in a wrapper.
    Rated: E · Other · #1521224
    a brief piece about a poison pen.
    Rated: E · Biographical · #1521223
    the hot summer days drone on
    Rated: E · Experience · #1521220
    maybe the colors are skewed?
    Rated: 13+ · Dark · #1521218
    off with their heads?
    Rated: E · Other · #1488938
    tragic memory revived
    Rated: E · Comedy · #1462169
    Reflecting on the words of a comedian.
    Rated: E · Biographical · #1587386
    When in Quebec...
    Rated: E · Environment · #1587412
    clouds parted
    Rated: E · Educational · #1625347
    A poem in alphabetical order
    Rated: E · Experience · #1622331
    We each have our own goal.
    Rated: E · Opinion · #1624058
    another frigid morning; slow starting.
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