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The Amber Nichole

I was the captain of the Amber Nichole
No prouder captain was there than me
She was the very essence of my soul
A finer ship never sailed any sea.

We braved the seas from shore to shore
In search of treasure and adventure
The world was our playground to explore
And no place was too far to venture.

Then came that terrible night at sea
With raging thunder that shook my soul
The storm of storms that ripped me
From the deck of the Amber Nichole!

I watched my proud ship from the swells
Through the storm go down by the keel
And I knew that I would never set sail
On her again, nor stand behind her wheel.

I've been stranded here ten years
In this desert so far from sea
Cast away, with only my tears
And my precious memories.

But I'm crying an ocean of tears
So I can set sail again one day
On a raft, I've built out of prayers
I'm just a few million tears away.

And when I find where she lies
Where she sank to Davey's Deep
Then there I'll lay me down to die
And pray the Lord my soul to keep...

On the deck of the Amber Nichole!
In the arms of my little girl
In the bosom of my soul
And, the center of my world.

Hush little darling don't you cry
Your daddy's gonna love ya child
Until the end of time....




                            Timothy I. Brumley
                   (To my daughter Amber.....I miss you.)


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  1. Date: 9/10/2011 11:50:00 AM

    Oh Tim, Such a tender verse to your dear little girl, My heart goes out to embrace your sorrow. Always with us, these memories but the storms of life do at last, have a safe harbor and I'm sure she is there. Bless you dear friend. Love your visits, they lift me high.

  1. Date: 8/4/2010 1:32:00 PM

    What a touchijg poem dedicated to your lost boat and to your daughter. Congratulations on your win. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 8/4/2010 12:12:00 PM

    Such a wonderful poem..it made me tear up..and thats the whole point of this poetry business..to make us feel something. Congrats on your success in the contest. BG

  1. Date: 8/4/2010 11:03:00 AM

    Congratulations Tim on your win in Constance~A Rambling Poet's~ contest "Even A Name Can Be Poetry'. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/4/2010 6:32:00 AM

    A very heart touching poem. Love the end. Congrats for the win.

  1. Date: 8/3/2010 9:05:00 PM

    Congrats Timothy on your big win in Constance's contest with this wonderful piece and presentation of style.. enjoyed this one immensely as u enjoy another great win..my friend..with luv..

  1. Date: 8/3/2010 8:42:00 PM

    Congratulations, Timothy on third place in my contest, Even A Name Can Be Poetry~ I think this poem is just wonderful ~~

  1. Date: 7/30/2010 11:00:00 PM

    That is a cool name, Amber Nichole. I like how it seemed to be not only a ship's name, but a real child's. Good luck in the contest,Tim. I enjoyed readng your poem tonight. LUv, Andrea

  1. Date: 7/30/2010 9:30:00 AM

    I enjoyed reading your poetry today Timothy. The best to you in the contest. Wishing you a beautiful weekend filled with inspiration. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/29/2010 11:20:00 AM

    Oh....wow...what a heart breaking, and touching poem of loss. This will be exactly what Constance was looking for in her contest....excellent, poem, it touches the heart. Love, Carrie

  1. Date: 7/29/2010 8:05:00 AM

    fantastic poem, loved every line,especially loved the 6th stanza, I wish you well with this poem although I don't think you need it, you will sail it, regards carolann