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Pieces of Bounty

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Pieces of Bounty

How it must have been, to watch the ship, 
as flames licked the sky in the bay,
and England, dear home, half a world away.
Now, flames are doused, as it sinks below the waves;
a sigh, a cheer,  a tear, for bittersweet  release;
the Bounty now at the bottom of the bay.

My young mind raced with these thoughts
as I carefully glued the final details onto the model.
There, spar and mast and sail were finished,
the HMS Bounty would sail once more!
I turned proudly to go downstairs, and time stood still
as it slipped from my hands and bounced down.

Pieces were strewn all around, and there,
the Bounty now at the bottom of the stairs…


March 6, 2013  For Susan's Pieces Contest

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  1. Date: 3/17/2013 2:56:00 PM

    A bitter sweet memory transformed into a winning write. Well done! Hugs

  1. Date: 3/16/2013 12:24:00 PM

    Hello Craig, this is a nice winning poem... many congrats on this wonder piece of piece.. ;-) always~ PD

  1. Date: 3/15/2013 10:31:00 PM

    Congrats Craig on your win...... cheers

  1. Date: 3/14/2013 8:03:00 PM

    Congratulations on this fantastic win. I don't wonder if it really happened, it is a delightful write to read.

  1. Date: 3/14/2013 7:20:00 PM

    Oh how disheartening. Did this really happen? Anyway you have a great poem from it. Congratulations on your win. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 3/14/2013 6:41:00 PM

    Very nice, Craig. Quite a turn at the end. Great win!

  1. Date: 3/14/2013 5:38:00 PM

    Congratulations in the contest Craig. A very nice an creative write this is. Regards Richard

  1. Date: 3/14/2013 3:34:00 PM

    Congratulations Craig ...guess you found out how the captain felt....great poem second time I read it.

  1. Date: 3/14/2013 2:34:00 PM

    OMG that would be horrid, i would have cried! Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 3/14/2013 2:32:00 PM

    I remember reading this. A great poem. Congrats on your win Craig. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 3/14/2013 11:47:00 AM

    Enjoyed your poetry, it's well done congrats xxx

  1. Date: 3/14/2013 10:01:00 AM

    Oh i used to make model ships, i would have been heartbroken too , congratulations Craig xx

  1. Date: 3/14/2013 9:21:00 AM

    OH OH!!........this made me think of my boys growing up, hours spent on their models..........and then while they were at school, their bored little sister discovering them while I wasn't watching! DISASTER!!! Every boy's (or Dad's heartbreak)....what a sad but cute theme for a poem!!

  1. Date: 3/14/2013 9:04:00 AM

    Oh NO!!!! I very much enjoyed this one, Craig...Congrats!

  1. Date: 3/7/2013 3:53:00 PM

    Oh Boy Craig is this for real,, all that time and effect wasted,, but not on the poem,, that is still intact and excellent poetry

  1. Date: 3/7/2013 10:30:00 AM

    Ahhh!!! How disappointing that must have been!!!Enjoyed reading this one today..Thanks for stopping by. Your visit was uplifting..I hope that you have sunshine today..Sara

  1. Date: 3/7/2013 8:55:00 AM

    This reminds me of the many hours my boys spent assembling their models piece by piece........escaping to those adventures and to those places where little boys go after dinner. What a perfect subject for Susan's contest! loved it!

  1. Date: 3/6/2013 10:07:00 PM

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  1. Date: 3/6/2013 7:01:00 PM

    Oh very sad....good poem though...good luck...

  1. Date: 3/6/2013 3:50:00 PM

    Wonderfully crafted poem you penned here Craig. Best wishes in the contest. Hugs and luv, Gail

  1. Date: 3/6/2013 2:39:00 PM

    wow, I love how you thought this up, like a re-enactment of the poor ships former demise! great creativity, Craig. If it were my contest, I would sure score this one high.

    cornish Avatar craig cornish Date: 3/6/2013 3:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Funny thing is Andrea, that the model going down the stairs is true! LOL--though I must say it was far from an LOL when it happened!
  1. Date: 3/6/2013 2:35:00 PM

    Wonderfully written Craig. The end of HMS Bounty Ships. Best wishes in the contest. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 3/6/2013 1:44:00 PM

    I like the irony in this art Craig - this write also reminds me about how Fate tolerates not evasion, even from the whim of a child - J.A.B. %