Aishwarya Sriram


The Voyage - Poem by Aishwarya Sriram

The vast sky in saffron… "What time of the day was it? "
Its dawn… and it's just water-water-water everywhere
Till I could sight…..
All alone I was… left with nothing after the reckless night…
Lost amidst the magnificent blue…
Even though had enough... Not even a drop could I drink…
I had no track of time… the sun shone right above the head...
12 Noon was 12 noon everywhere … Scorching my head….
The hungry deadly beasts-sharks and the whales turned up…
The powerful tail shook the boat… left with no clue…
The boat already lost balance … stayed low to cope up with it…
Fortunate enough that something even yummy than me turned up...
The swarm of fishes… the big croaky jaws gulped and enjoyed…
I breathed … I escaped at whisker gap this time too…Phew! !

Long time elapsed by…
Sun slowly sunk beneath the horizon…
Dusk darker and darker have scrolled up in no time...
The moon rose up high… the tide too…
Uncertain of how long to keep moving …
Kept counting the countless (stars)
The only comrades I had …………………………..

The stars faded away (Slept off) …
The dark clouds shadowed …
A huge noise shook me and the boat…
A thunderstorm have broken through...
Sky rumbled ….. The flashy silver light left me blind for a second…
All I could feel was water… my boat is set into flames! ! ! !
Struggling hard with the peaking waves…suffocating…
Soon from nowhere there was a big ship…
With the Mast of trust held up high…
Strong hull to cut through the stagnant bergs...
A rope I held to tight… in no time I was in the ship…
Through the swirly swirls…ship whirled
Heavy iron anchor went deep into the bed, throttling hard stop…
The island of in valuables -was it.
Filled our bags, stuffed the ship too with enough for long
All I could hear was - "not that we wouldn't face any of these…
But not alone ever…."
Let's make it to the far held horizon….
Were life faces death… beyond which lies the destiny…
With hope, resumed the voyage.
Two souls destined to sail through beyond a life time….

Topic(s) of this poem: love, sea, ship, voyage

Form: Free Verse


Comments about The Voyage by Aishwarya Sriram

  • Kelly Kurt (1/25/2016 4:02:00 AM)


    A lovely poem, Aishwarya. Very detailed and visual (Report) Reply

    (1/25/2016 4:18:00 AM)

    Thank you: -)

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  • Gajanan Mishra (1/20/2016 11:39:00 PM)


    beyond life, destiny there.. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, January 20, 2016



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