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The Boat

Rating: 4.6
As the sun shone bright
Over the intense deep blue ocean,
The small boat smoothly sailed,
Moving calmly over the mild waves,
Searching for the distant island
Near the lustrous horizon..
The sky suddenly transformed,
From fantasy blue to deadly grey,
With thunder clouds grasping its surface!
Lightnings struck, tornadoes rejoiced!
And the tiny boat was nowhere to be seen..
Enormous waves splashed in the coast
Distressed Seagulls flew for life,
Darkness enveloped all around
And torrential rains poured
Piercing the bleeding paradise.

It was dusk…
The ocean silently came to a standstill,
And there lay the boat, upside down,
Stranded on the wet seashore,
With the shaking life lying beside,
Still breathing softly,
Trying to rejuvenate for another voyage
To the island of dreams!

Copyright © 2012 Indranil Bhaduri
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COMMENTS
Rajesh Thankappan 07 December 2014
You have painted a very rich imagery of a boat overturning and yet hope breathing!
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Terry Craddock 10 September 2014
the moral is weather changes, the sea is large, the boat is small
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Geetha Jayakumar 10 September 2014
Beautiful poem with fantastic lines... With the shaking life lying beside, Still breathing softly, Trying to rejuvenate for another voyage To the island of dreams! You have portrayed truth of life in a very beautiful way. Very true said, even if storms had turned the boat upside down, still the life is breathing and preparing its mind for next voyage. Loved the way you presented it. Very well deserved poem of the day. Congrats!
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Mohammad Skati 10 September 2014
It's a nice and pretty poem.
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Michelle Claus 10 September 2014
Your writing style reminds us to bring vivid description and detail to our work. I appreciate that about your composition.... We've all been in this Boat, haven't we, on this maelstrom-journey in and out of dreams. Thank you for ending on a tenacious note. So long as we are living, we shall forge ahead - great message.
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Bernard Snyder 10 September 2014
Congrats' on having this poem chosen as 'Poem of the day'. Well-deserved. Thanks for sharing! !
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Gangadharan Nair Pulingat 10 September 2014
A great poem with such wonderful clarity of events a boat tragedy in such an adverse climate in ocean.
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Neela Nath Das 10 September 2014
Congratulations! You deserve this.
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Nalini Jyotsana Chaturvedi 10 September 2014
Very live like description. Liked it much
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Chinedu Dike 10 September 2014
Oh! The unchanging change of weather. A very brilliant work of art. Thanks for sharing.
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