Treasure Island

Bri Edwards


Give Me Not A Sea For A Mother ..... [ response to John Westlake's 'The Sailing Boat PItches [019]; stormy seas and boats; QUITE SHORT; Humor (i hope) ]


John Westlake wrote a poem, The Sailing Boat Pitches.
In it he compares a boat to a babe, and the Sea is as a bitch is,
a rocking tempest swinging her babe violently, side to side.
The rocking is so violent that her babe broke down and cried.

The kid's mast broke off; i hate to guess what babe-part that was.
In time, thank God, the mom calmed down; no longer did she buzz....
like a chainsaw creating havoc for her sweet tormented sea-child.
I think Mom should take sedatives.........to NEVER more be wild.

Submitted: Thursday, May 01, 2014

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yes, John Westlake's poem inspired this 'comment' from me. i have written another similar (but maybe a little more serious) sailing/storm/boat poem:

'25 A Sailboat's Last Thoughts.......[Human/Sailboat Nature; Drama; Weather] 11/16/2012'

it is longer. bri :)

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  • John Westlake (5/2/2014 8:57:00 PM)

    Thanks Bri. That's twice I seem to have inspired you with my older poetry. At least you're making people laugh with the results including me. Let's see if you can't make it a hatrick! (Report) Reply

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