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The Bounty's Fate

Oh how it must have been to watch the ship
as bright flames licked the sky in Pitcairn bay,
before the Bounty's mighty hull would slip
with dear home England half a world away.

Along with dreams and hopes, regrets were drowned
- a cheer, a tear, for bittersweet release,
yet paradise is not so simply found
nor climates where the sins of conscience cease.

Two centuries had passed and dreams of yore
were carefully detailed in spar and mast;
Her Majesty's lost pride would sail once more
- the Bounty's tropic grave was not her last.

Its perfect likeness slipped and down the stairs,
the model broke apart beyond repair.

written - 1/27/19 for Movie Magic Contest
for Sponsor Gregory Barden
Subject Mutiny on the Bounty - Fletcher Christian and crew

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019

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Date: 3/22/2019 3:17:00 AM
Loved this movie - love this great write - perfect Iambic meter. Congrats deserves to be number one.
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Date: 3/21/2019 10:37:00 AM
Spectacular work Craig. Sonnets rarely do it for me; this an exception(al!). Congratulations on your excellent win! xomo
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Date: 3/21/2019 8:49:00 AM
Your poem does justice to an unforgettable film Craig. I have enjoyed at least two different versions. Congratulations on your deserving top win! : )
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Date: 2/1/2019 9:02:00 PM
I am realizing that you are a master of so many different types of poetry, I am wondering if you have an education in it, or if you have just been a really great life long learning student?
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craig cornish
Date: 2/3/2019 11:27:00 AM
Thanks Caren, we are born with an aptitude, a gift and inclination toward what comes easier to us much like others have the same in other pursuits and like you we try to fine tune that and learn what we can along the way--poetry soup and talented writers like yourself have helped me learn more and have more fun with it all. So the answer to your question is all of the above.
Date: 1/27/2019 1:18:00 PM
Loved that film, well written sonnet Craig. Classic ending, good luck. Tom.
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craig cornish
Date: 1/27/2019 8:46:00 PM
Thanks Tom!