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We Went On The Boat - A Sonnet for David by ROSTI

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It was our pride and joy, that boat...our prize. We'd sail to Key West every year in fall, After summer downpours left the noon. We made our pact there as we both had suffered from the plague ungluing all our lives. Now, I'm here next to his pallid body - pale blue masque on, jaw aslack, grotesque. He made the leap; he had escaped, was gone Upon a journey I could not attend. He left me all alone to to sail solo. Yet, he was captain and I his lowly mate. Who would pull the spinnaker to catch the breeze? Or talk with me as a person, unaffected? Now, I was all alone just cast upon the water... I sold that boat...

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Date: 10/22/2020 10:08:00 AM
Wow. I wasn't expecting that. Brought tears to my eyes. It is said that Death ends a life down here as we know it, but it cannot end the relationship. I have found this to be overwelmingly true. The relationship is of the soul, the spirit and lives on.
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Date: 9/20/2020 4:53:00 PM
Well penned tribute to a beloved amigos. Very touching
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Date: 9/17/2020 8:57:00 PM
Life is like that. Well-penned. Iam touched. Blessings.
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Date: 9/17/2020 9:36:00 PM
Thanks!
Date: 9/17/2020 12:45:00 PM
A sad passing of the tourch. Are we ever ready? Again, I love the story in the way it is told.
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Date: 9/17/2020 9:36:00 PM
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Date: 9/17/2020 11:41:00 AM
Richard...as a reader of this well crafted poem...I was pulled in with line 1...the best poets always accomplish such method..."It was our pride and joy, that boat...our prize" notice the elipsis after boat! one is allowed to imagine their journey of pride and joy...how very delightful! Lovely work...jmg
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Date: 9/17/2020 9:37:00 PM
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Date: 9/17/2020 11:40:00 AM
sounds like you lost the love of your life
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Dr Richard A Martin Jr
Date: 9/17/2020 9:37:00 PM
One of them, yes. Thanks!
Date: 9/17/2020 11:17:00 AM
I absolutely love this poem. A fav, for sure. My husband and I aren't sailors, but boaters on 27 foot Tug up in Canadian water. This is a well crafted poem.
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Date: 9/17/2020 9:38:00 PM
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Date: 9/14/2020 11:52:00 PM
Now, I was all alone just cast upon the water...sad not the last line; wide, wide alone on the wide, wide water......I enjoyed this poem; ....MB of BD
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Date: 9/17/2020 9:38:00 PM
Thanks!