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The Captain's Cry

Cries form a simple, earnest plea From this vessel formed of earthen clay, Seeking solace from the sea Of trouble spawned as devils play. From this vessel formed of earthen clay Hope rises slowly to quench the squall, Of trouble spawned as devils play While gales strike the mast to make it fall. Hope rises slowly to quench the squall As a salty fountain bathes a weathered face, While gales strike the mast to make it fall And sails hang tattered in their place. As a salty fountain bathes a weathered face Bitterness rolls heavy upon the waves, And sails hang tattered in their place While many vessels sink into their graves. Bitterness rolls heavy upon the waves Seeking solace from the sea, While many vessels sink into their graves, Cries form a simple, earnest plea. -by Virginia Mitchell For Contest: Pantoum Sponsor: Paula Swanson Virginia Mitchell

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Date: 8/3/2011 10:47:00 AM
Congratulations on your poetry making it through round one in the PoetrySoup International Poetry contest Virginia. I wish you the best in the final round. Love, Carol
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Date: 8/3/2011 6:56:00 AM
Congrats Virginia on "The Captains Cry" being featured this week on Poetry Soup. Vince
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Date: 8/1/2011 8:46:00 AM
Congratulations on your well deserved poetry being featured this week on PoetrySoup Virginia. Love, Carol
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Date: 7/31/2011 7:16:00 PM
Congrats Virginia on your featured poem this week on PS... nice one to share with luv..
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Date: 12/27/2010 5:47:00 PM
This is an excellent example of a pantoum poem. Good luck to you in the contest.
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Date: 12/14/2010 12:24:00 AM
Many congrats Virginia for ranked 1st in Paulas Pantoum contest with this beautiful write. Luv/best wishes........Hitendra Mehta
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Date: 12/13/2010 11:19:00 AM
Congratulations on your win Virginia in Paula's Pantoum contest. Love, Carol
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Date: 12/12/2010 11:38:00 AM
Congratulations on your win..Sara
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Date: 12/12/2010 11:28:00 AM
Virginia, Congratulations on your Ist Place Win in the contest! Enjoy! Peace and love, Audrey
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Date: 12/12/2010 10:29:00 AM
Very Nice! I read this on more than one level.
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Date: 12/12/2010 8:22:00 AM
Coming from a family of seafarers, I could relate to the anxiety of the captain in this awesom pantoum, Virginia. So deserving of the top place in Paula's contest. Congratulations! Love, Carolyn
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Date: 12/12/2010 7:15:00 AM
Congrats Virginia on your first place win in Paula's Pantoum contest with this elegant write and win.. enjoy with luv..
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Date: 12/12/2010 6:21:00 AM
Lovely write..I could feel the tempest. Congrad's on your win! Light & Love
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Date: 12/12/2010 6:20:00 AM
This is a great pantoum. How perfectly you have turned the lines into telling the story. Congratulations on winning the contest. Your poem is wonderful.
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Date: 12/12/2010 5:42:00 AM
Congratulations on this well deserved first place win in the contest of Paula, Virginia
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Date: 11/23/2010 5:48:00 PM
Wonderful entry for Paula's contest Virginia.. a great theme u have chosen ...good luck my friend.. and have a Happy Thanksgiving..
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