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What Am I

Brian Cooper Avatar Brian Cooper - Premium MemberPremium Member Send Soup Mail  Block poet from commenting on your poetry

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What Am I

What Am I?

I am long, dark, and sleek
I carry death and life with me
Others like me this I do seek
I can deliver death to those that I see

I have heavy doors; no windows thick 
I have a tail that is long and thin
I have a surface that is slippery and slick
Pushed by composite materials outside my skin

I have a sail and rudder but I am not a boat
I have fins but I am not a fish
I can swallow air without a throat
I can keep in the air however long you wish

I can not talk but I can make a sound
I do not travel fast but rather slow
I can see only the surface but hear all around
I can not travel high but I can go low

On the surface I may seem small
But I am larger than you will believe
I am teardrop shaped but not tall
Those I protect I hope soundly they do sleep

What am I?

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  1. Date: 7/9/2014 12:31:00 AM
    Brian, Congratulation, on having your poem featured on the soup's home page. Always & Forever ~LINDA~

  1. Date: 4/9/2014 5:35:00 AM
    Cutely written ;)

    Cooper Avatar Brian Cooper
    Date: 4/9/2014 6:05:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you. Brian
  1. Date: 4/5/2014 1:06:00 AM
    Loved the poem...although...do tell, who Are you?

    Cooper Avatar Brian Cooper
    Date: 4/9/2014 5:30:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Angie, thank you for reading. The poem is about a ship called a 'submarine'... Best wishes, Brian
  1. Date: 3/16/2014 5:32:00 AM
    Congratulations on the fine win. Wonderfully penned poem on Who Am I , brian

    Cooper Avatar Brian Cooper
    Date: 3/16/2014 6:02:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Dr. Mehta, Thank you for the kind words. Enjoy your night! Brian
  1. Date: 3/15/2014 8:41:00 PM
    good write Brian congrats on win hugs

    Cooper Avatar Brian Cooper
    Date: 3/15/2014 8:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Shadow. I appreciate it very much. Brian
  1. Date: 3/15/2014 2:12:00 PM
    Time, to tell us who you are Brian :) , Congratulations, in the "What AM I" contest... love ~SKAT~

    Cooper Avatar Brian Cooper
    Date: 3/15/2014 4:56:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you SKAT for being so kind. Answer is posted as requested, Brian
  1. Date: 3/15/2014 1:06:00 PM
    Brian, CONGRATULATIONS!! Sending you a big hug, I had so much fun reading every entry. I have a blog "What did you say about me???" Hopefully, you stop by when you have time, and reveal the answer. Tell US here or on my blog. WAHT! WHAT! And WHO YOU ARE? Always and Forever ~LINDA

  1. Date: 3/13/2014 2:43:00 PM
    I have no idea :).. but really blown away by the expression in this poem. Cool!!

    Cooper Avatar Brian Cooper
    Date: 3/13/2014 2:59:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you again Kim; answer is below. :) Have a good day, Brian
  1. Date: 3/13/2014 11:02:00 AM
    Ok, I do see the contest is over but do not see a winner's list posted yet so I'll tell. I carry death in the form of torpedo's and life in the forms of sailors. I have doors called hatches. I have fins called planes so that I can dive and rise. I make sound and hear via sonar. I can go to low depths of the ocean. You can only see 1/3rd of me on the surface! When is a boat not a boat? When it's a ship! A ship without windows can see through a periscope lens! I am a submarine!!!

    Berdoo Avatar Larry Berdoo
    Date: 3/13/2014 2:25:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Brain, as I hop on my sea horse, and bid you, well done!~~~~~WRITE ON!~~~~Brian.
  1. Date: 3/13/2014 9:16:00 AM
    Voldemort's wand? Haha.. this is fun! What are you? Do tell :)

    Cooper Avatar Brian Cooper
    Date: 3/13/2014 11:03:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    answer is posted!
    Cooper Avatar Brian Cooper
    Date: 3/13/2014 10:33:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Such an amusing guess but no; it is not a wand. It a physical thing I know intimately well inside and out. I will tell when the contest is over what I'm all about. ha ha ha...
  1. Date: 3/12/2014 9:35:00 PM
    A nightmare? I love riddles so is this piece - from the comments, you are new so welcome. Be seeing you, Tiaua.

    Cooper Avatar Brian Cooper
    Date: 3/13/2014 11:03:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    answer is posted!
    Cooper Avatar Brian Cooper
    Date: 3/13/2014 12:46:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Tiaua, thanks for the welcome and guess but no. It is something you can physically go inside of so no, not a nightmare. Imaginative guess though!
  1. Date: 3/12/2014 4:05:00 PM
    Welcome to ps..I enjoyed reading your post-Charma: )

    Cooper Avatar Brian Cooper
    Date: 3/13/2014 11:03:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    answer is posted!
    Cooper Avatar Brian Cooper
    Date: 3/12/2014 4:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Charma, Thank you for the charming welcome... Brian
  1. Date: 3/12/2014 11:46:00 AM
    A Navy Seal, Deep Sea Diver.

    Cooper Avatar Brian Cooper
    Date: 3/13/2014 11:03:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    answer is posted!
    Cooper Avatar Brian Cooper
    Date: 3/12/2014 11:51:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    No, it has heavy doors, a sail, and can not talk... Good guess!
  1. Date: 3/12/2014 10:30:00 AM
    A riddle! Awesome, but I haven't figured it out yet...will have to think on it. It's great to see you here at the soup, Brian. I'm glad you joined us. I think you will find that this site is a better place for you to write poetry and get feedback. I joined a few years ago, and haven't missed the other site one bit. You can also enter member sponsored contests here and be active on the blogs, which is fun. A warm welcome to you, Brian!....Caleb

    Cooper Avatar Brian Cooper
    Date: 3/13/2014 11:04:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    answer is posted!
    Cooper Avatar Brian Cooper
    Date: 3/12/2014 11:53:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Caleb, thank you for the welcome; much appreciated. Brian