Patricia Grantham

Gold Star - 6,442 Points (Moncks Corner, South Carolina)

An Angry Sea - Poem by Patricia Grantham

As the sea rose up and down wind and tempest tossed
Hands on board began to shout we'll be forever lost
The captain of the wavering ship began to take a stance
Set the sails and man the helms there'll be no other chance

Sea waves became so violent as if they had no fear
Some sailors manned the front and others covered the rear
The ship began rocking to and fro on top of the rugged sea
None could ever have imagined how an angry sea could be

They said to one another we must act quickly to be saved
Fear began to grip some then others soon ranted and raved
Water began to rush in and covered the deck round about
We must all abandon ship and they soon began to bail out

They threw their rafts into the water and shouted with a roar
Then jumped overboard and stuck together then soon began to oar
Their ship began to waver and started very slowly to sink
The Lord of the Seas had spoken as they all began to think




Copyright 2013

Topic(s) of this poem: sea


Comments about An Angry Sea by Patricia Grantham

  • Unwritten Soul Unwritten Soul (12/8/2015 10:47:00 PM)


    Again i read this poem, and its beauty never fades..thats what i can feel and thats what i cant deny...Beautiful wonderful poem :) (Report) Reply

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  • Dimitri Jagodinski (11/14/2014 7:42:00 AM)


    A great story teller I see. Well written and I enjoy your poems. (Report) Reply

  • Chris G. Vaillancourt Chris G. Vaillancourt (5/26/2014 2:36:00 PM)


    Most impressive. In its simplicity it contains great depth and thought. (Report) Reply

  • Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (5/14/2014 2:18:00 AM)


    A particular event that is shipwreck is beautifully made as poem and all its seriousness and happenings. (Report) Reply

  • Mauleen Peart (4/4/2014 5:52:00 AM)


    Absolutely beautiful poem.It was as if I was on that ship before it was abandoned.Very visual and detailed.Love it! (Report) Reply

  • Amitava Sur Amitava Sur (1/19/2014 10:39:00 AM)


    Lovely imagery about the fearful sea, I could feel the fear within the crews of the ship. The detailing was captivating.
    You may read my poem The wild waves (Report) Reply

  • Aftab Alam Khursheed Aftab Alam Khursheed (11/17/2013 7:59:00 AM)


    wonderful poem the curse of Almighty through sea a formidable jaw to engulf ..... (Report) Reply

  • Neethu Prasanna Neethu Prasanna (10/15/2013 2:18:00 PM)


    Amazing poem. I could see the fear of the crew in your poem..very vivid writing.. (Report) Reply

  • Neela Nath Das Neela Nath Das (9/6/2013 10:11:00 AM)


    Beautiful usage of imagery.Loved very much.10. (Report) Reply

  • Aswath Raman (8/16/2013 8:47:00 AM)


    Nice and captivating imagery ma'am! I felt like seeing Life of Pie! (Report) Reply

  • R.j. Wynn (8/6/2013 2:22:00 PM)


    Their fear was a great thing and saved lives. nice one. (Report) Reply

  • Louis Rams Louis Rams (8/3/2013 10:09:00 AM)


    as they saw the ship sinking below the wave, they knew right then that GOD had came
    how else could they have survived if he had not been by their side. (Report) Reply

  • Unwritten Soul Unwritten Soul (7/30/2013 1:51:00 PM)


    Lord open wide seas for us, own captain to choose our own way to find our destination...in every way we may choose we may find challenges before we ended the journey...though fate was written but He is fair enough to let us try and pick what we want to do...to reach our final destination later, that fixed and unchanged_Soul (Report) Reply

  • Adheez Van Der Beanthz (7/25/2013 10:30:00 AM)


    you are a brilliant writer
    by read this poem, I can feel the true power of the ocean as you describe
    truly extraordinary (Report) Reply

  • Payal Parande (7/23/2013 6:34:00 AM)


    what a brave story, the sea the lord all elements was just bright and nothing was missing a perfect piece...nice job ma'am (Report) Reply

  • Tirupathi Chandrupatla Tirupathi Chandrupatla (7/11/2013 1:19:00 PM)


    jumped overboard and stuck together
    When the ship sinks in rough seas, must stick together and leave the ship to survive. Nice poem. (Report) Reply

  • Dr John Celes Dr John Celes (6/27/2013 9:03:00 PM)


    a great write that reveals the importance of the wise decision to abandon a ship at the right moment. good work Pat. (Report) Reply

  • Captain Cur (6/8/2013 3:32:00 PM)


    The Sea is a ferocious adversary which has claimed many a matey's life.
    Nicely written Patricia. (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George Valsa George (6/8/2013 12:11:00 AM)


    A turbulent sea is pictured in all its ferociousness! How the sailors on board grapple with the impending danger and in rafts sail down to safety! A very imaginative write! I invite you to read my poem My Voyage! (Report) Reply

  • Dilantha Gunawardana Dilantha Gunawardana (6/1/2013 12:35:00 AM)


    A beautifully narrated piece of some seafarers' tryst with the wrath of a tempest.............well penned with an eye for detail, which sometime gets lost in fluidity of poetry...........do keep writing! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 31, 2013

Poem Edited: Thursday, December 17, 2015


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