Jacquelyn Turnage

Rookie (Anywhere, USA)

Jacquelyn Turnage Poems

1. Delineation 6/19/2006
2. Frozen 6/19/2006
3. Darfur 6/30/2006
4. The Prophet 6/19/2006
5. The Drowning Man 5/24/2008
Best Poem of Jacquelyn Turnage

The Drowning Man

Words like tattered sails
Fail to harness air
Or the faintest breath of life.
The heart, left empty now
Time spent bailing
Bucketsfull of impending tears
Falling endlessly, it seems
Drowning the soul that
Lies deep within the hull
Of the inevitably 'unsinkable ship'.
The warm lapping of the brine on skin
Nor the soft whispers of crosswinds
Can provide comfort
To the drowning man.
Soon, like those before him,
Having already fallen victim to
The haunting cliffs
And the Sirens that own them
'All will be left is a fleshless set of ...

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