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Relaxing sea ride with skies of blue.
Gentle waves rock our bodies like a porch swing.
Family laughing and soaking up the sunshine.

Further along waters start to get choppy
Waves grow bigger than a garden wall
Green emerald waters broke our bow
This nearly ended a land lubbin crew
Straight to the bottom the pontoons did dive
I heard a shrill scream of terror escape
When my ankles submerged to a watery doom
I ran to the stern to get more height
Drowning was not the goal nor our plight
The pontoons began to arise like a bubble but
Our motor stalled from the severe incline.
I know now fuel don't run straight up at a ninety degree turn
We had to be at the mercy of the sea while our engine
Decided whether to trust us or not
After several harrowing moments the engine reved
We made our escape from natures deathly fury.

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  1. Date: 2/14/2013 9:25:00 PM
    Doris , Stopping by with sincere thanks for your kind comments. It is appreciated more than words or can say... Wishing you the best Valentine's Day YET! Always & Forever :-) LINDA .

  1. Date: 9/25/2012 7:41:00 AM
    I am glad that you escaped and could relate the tale here. It must have been a harrowing experience. Thank you for stopping by my page and your kind comment. Love, Suzette

  1. Date: 9/17/2012 8:14:00 PM
    i held my breath while reading this awesome narrative poem of yours Doris! is this real? well, congratulations on great penning!! have a nice day! love leonora

  1. Date: 9/16/2012 2:48:00 PM
    Did a real event inspired this poem? It's good to see that it's online Not in the depths throughout all time.

  1. Date: 9/16/2012 2:00:00 PM
    Nice poem.Great write Doris.

  1. Date: 9/16/2012 11:10:00 AM
    you set the mood for light suspense and i was there with you all along, doris.. this is greeat stuff!.. hope it's fictional...:) huggs!

  1. Date: 9/16/2012 4:41:00 AM
    Hey Doris, this is so scary, but what a wonderful poem it turned out!!!!!!!!!

  1. Date: 9/16/2012 3:16:00 AM
    scary and adventurous! liked it

  1. Date: 9/15/2012 3:02:00 PM
    scary indeed, Doris - hope this didn't really happen

  1. Date: 9/14/2012 11:27:00 PM
    a scary ride and startling adventure on the high seas Doris .. nicely described but methinks will keep my tootsies on land ho luv ..

  1. Date: 9/14/2012 7:57:00 PM
    Hey, what a cool escape story. Did it really happen to you? We once got caught in huge waves in a storm on Utah lake. Pretty scary stuff and our boat turned upside down!!!