Joseph Anderson

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A Seasick Saga - Poem by Joseph Anderson

Something for the lighter side-

My friend and I, with great desire
And minds that must have been afloat,
Decided we should let off steam
So, off we went to buy a boat.

No runabout would do for us,
Thanks to my partner, (what a louse):
So, bravely we went out and bought
A do-it-yourself floating house.

Folks said we'd have a barrel of fun
But, barrels of work was what we had;
Before we got things all in place
I personally met a million shad.

A nail is mighty hard to drive
On a windy, rolling lake, we found;
But, finally we dressed her up
By the grace of God and quarterround.

Now all dressed up and motorized
She cuts each each swelling wave and rolls
With serene grace, Oh! What a balm
For taut strung nerves and troubled souls.

When I'm afloat my nerves are calm,
No doubts or worries crease my face
And thoughts of money all are gone
But, something else is out of place-

And it is my stomach-1964

Comments about A Seasick Saga by Joseph Anderson

  • Thomas Vaughan Jones (1/17/2014 1:55:00 PM)

    Humour in rhyme. We shall get along like a house on fire. (Report) Reply

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  • John Brown (12/23/2013 7:50:00 AM)

    I like this one Joe. It's so funny. I had to look up the word 'shad' though, I'd never come across it before. In verse 5, line 2 you have made a typing error. Just thought I'd let you know. (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (11/11/2012 10:49:00 PM)

    The herculean task to set your boat in shape and later the adventurous ride over the swelling waters must have been so exciting! But with a rumbling stomach, all excitement vanishes! What a mishap! ! ! An enjoyable ride back to your younger days of adventure! ! (Report) Reply

  • (5/30/2012 5:10:00 PM)

    Very good one Joseph; I get seasick just looking at pictures of the ocean! ! ! So I really like this one. (Report) Reply

  • Unwritten Soul (5/26/2012 10:06:00 PM)

    Semi literate? ? ? you are not...this is a nice poem i mean very nice poem...NO one can consider him/herself as semi literate, your eyes are wide open to witness this beautiful write...lesson and things really nice here, i like it Joseph :) _Unwritten Soul (Report) Reply

  • Elena Sandu (5/26/2012 7:50:00 PM)

    Wonderful lesson, thank you for share! I think it was worth every bit of work, how would I love to count the smiles it brought! (Report) Reply

  • Captain Cur (5/25/2012 9:24:00 AM)

    Aye! A house, A ship, A nauseous stomach! Rum! (Report) Reply

  • Gajanan Mishra (5/23/2012 11:13:00 PM)

    I like your poems. Congratulation. I love this one because ' When I'm afloat my nerves are calm ' Thanks.

    I invite you to read my poems and comment.

    Gajanan Mishra
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  • Heather Wilson (5/23/2012 2:29:00 PM)

    Oh, what fun, a lovely poem, sorry you finished up with your stomach elsewhere though, I think I would have done as well. (Report) Reply

  • Valerie Dohren (5/23/2012 12:21:00 PM)

    Oh, I hate boats, or at least being on one in dodgy weather. Good one, very amusing. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, May 23, 2012

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