A Topical Poem

Seven Seas Symphony

Through oceans’ swells across the world

galleons plough with sails unfurled

cutting through each of seven seas

by man-hauled oars and gentle breeze

on course plotted by astro-chart

we journey through Pacific’s heart.

 

‘Heave-ho my men, both fore and aft.’ 

We cross the seas, frolic and laugh,

absorb its panoramic glaze

until confused by misty haze.

Horizon springs thick clouds of black –

we’d best prepare for storms’ attack.

 

‘Off ye decks, down to ya cabin,

it’s choppy seas we’ll soon be trav’lin’.’

Through port’s window a deathly view

disaster’s coming – I just knew,

mountainous waves of fierce white froth;

what’d I do to incur His wrath?

 

‘Land ahoy!  A bloody reef!’

How’d that happen?  Beyond belief.

Kazunked the bow.  Shattered the hull,

end drawing near, it’s looking dull.

A roaring shout, ‘She’s taking water!’

Abandon ship.  Lambs to the slaughter.

 

Catastrophe!  We’re gone.  Shipwrecked.

All overboard, life rafts unchecked.

In ocean deep, arms a’ thrashing

gulping water, heart rate crashing

while clinging to my treasure chest

crying mem’ries of life’s dear best.

 

No view beyond, ‘cept wilderness

Why’m I left struggling in distress?

Clutching small fragments of ship’s core

hoping they’ll float me back to shore

tho’ answers through life’s telescope

dictate chances of zero hope.

 

Drifting into black vortex,

unconscious, burnt and most perplexed

when dumped upon lost atoll’s sand

upon my heart I place my hand:

‘Please change this history maritime

and leave me with my valentine.’

Paige Elizabeth Turner
Paige writes across a variety of genres, but prefers to concentrate on her crime / mystery series featuring Private Investigator Olivia Watts and her Watts Happening? Investigations agency. Also dabbling in poetry, Paige produces emotive verse from romance through to environmental issues. Writing is her lifeblood, but as experienced by many writers, there’s a shortfall of financial nutrients feeding the blood.

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