Michael Pruchnicki


Turnbuckles


Sometimes I think of the cargo holds on ships
with the metal covers secured by turnbuckles
to protect cargo in stormy seas

Even if the bow noses into towering waves
the covers hold and the ship won't sink
nor will the cargo shift

Then I read some of the posts that have
turnbuckles keeping secrets battened down
so that nothing leaks

There the metaphor fails in its comparison
because gossip and innuendo have a way
of eluding lock and key

Submitted: Monday, March 03, 2008
Listen to this poem:

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Form:


Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Turnbuckles by Michael Pruchnicki )

  • Rookie Austen Bradford (3/3/2008 4:01:00 PM)

    Ah gossip I wish it were somehow banished from the mouths of everyone who wakes up everyday and itches to speak it... good write (Report) Reply

Read all 1 comments »

Famous Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  4. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  8. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. A Dream Within A Dream
    Edgar Allan Poe
Trending Poets
Trending Poems
  1. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  2. If, Rudyard Kipling
  3. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  4. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  5. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  6. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  7. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  8. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  9. A Dream Within A Dream, Edgar Allan Poe
  10. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
[Hata Bildir]