mike ruthenbeck


A College Student Looks At 40 - Poem by mike ruthenbeck

This is the tale of a sailor who learned
To change his ways and become a farmer
Although, always, the sea in his soul burned,
He had found a more seductive charmer
For you see, he loved the sea as his wife;
Her's was the bossom which put him at ease
For every difficult time of his life
He would go to the beach, pray on his knees
Asking, like all, the good sky for guidance
Though rarely he saw the signs in real time
Possessed he was, by Poseidon's Tridents
By power and money and sex and crime
So, having lived so long in such a state,
His mind begging to see in new ways
The objective now was cleaning the slate
Living more righteous the rest of his days
Long has it been since he walked from the sea
Striving to find something better to be

Topic(s) of this poem: boats, life, moving on, talking, walking

Form: Sonnet


Poet's Notes about The Poem

life changes fast sometimes. try not to wig out.

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  • (11/3/2015 10:57:00 PM)


    Beautiful sonnet with skillful narration of the sailor's story. Enjoyed reading. Thanks for sharing.8 points. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, November 3, 2015



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