Naveed Akram

Gold Star - 20,321 Points (15 December 1973 / London, England)

Storm At Sea - Poem by Naveed Akram

Below us there was a rising and falling,
Waves of breadth claimed a devastation;
The comical waters were customs and beliefs,
Persuading us as sailors to listen and learn
To the lapping of the ocean on the boat’s hull.
It sounded a pity to see a little water on your soul
And body and boat, the reality was immensely disgusting.
It disgusted them when gusts of the greatest winds
Formed density and texture of a gale,
This compelled them to squint at the hidden sun
For more waves and more water to be hidden.
Treating them kindly after a sunset,
The night waters sprayed juice and venom as well.

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Poem Edited: Saturday, May 14, 2011


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