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Rated: E · Poetry · Military · #2092121
The struggle of a ship named the Crown, caught in a deadly storm.
Crown and Anchor

A boat casts anchor, riding out the storm.
The northern wind picked up and starts to blow.
Her crew pulled down the hatches, rain clouds form.
Its anchor dug in, caused the Crown to slow.
She came to halt, then they're thrown to and fro.
So far from shore, but still inside the bay.
Shot flares into night; cause reddish glow.
A crewman at the comm; message relay.
The Captain hoped they live another day.
When batteries died, situation vain.
A tug left from port, bobbing throughout swells.
Then saved her from the stress of the mayday.
A crewman hooked on with a strap and chain.
There was no other choice the Captain make,
but cut the anchor leaving it behind.
When job was done, it fell lost in the depths,
where no one would look, and no one could find.

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