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One Stormy Night

A storm torn boat thrashed on the ocean waves
As gales of wind knocked out their lanterns’ glow.
A frantic captain yelled “all hands on deck!”
Then watched as sails tore free; they’d moved too slow.

Brave as a lion, captain steered their course
Though jagged rocks scraped ‘gainst the hull with force.
The seamen battled through the dark of night
Until the seas grew calm at morning’s light.

They stood in silence, those that still remained
And bowed their heads for mates who’d met their fate.
Time and eternity told tales of mighty seas
That claimed the brave, then crushed their ships with ease.

Entry in the contest: On the Ocean Waves
Sponsor: Francine Roberts 
Iambic pentameter; no particular rhyme scheme. Three quatrains.

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  1. Date: 11/24/2012 5:38:00 PM
    Some of us are drawn to a storm tonight? I wonder if one is truly coming..nice write! Light & Love

  1. Date: 8/9/2012 10:09:00 AM
    A well deserved win for you. Congratulations Lucretia. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/5/2012 10:28:00 AM
    An excellent write, Lucretia, about the power of the sea...I enjoyed!! Congrats on your win! Love and Blessings, Rhonda

  1. Date: 8/3/2012 1:43:00 PM
    Congrats on your win! :) Tanya

  1. Date: 8/3/2012 8:33:00 AM
    Congratulations Lucretia xx

  1. Date: 7/30/2012 5:11:00 AM
    Very nice Lucretia- could feel the wind and the tossing waves and roughness of storm tossed seas and sadness of lost mates- well done, Thank you, Brenda : )