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Abaft Poems

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PMPoem TitlePoetFormFormCategories  
Premium Member Poem To Sail the Sky Gregory R Barden Couplet Couplet abaft, adventure, imagination, metaphor, sea,
The Wind Beneath My Wings David MacLennan Rhyme Rhyme abaft, humorous,
Premium Member Poem Your Warmth: A Sailor's Tale Jesse Zerlaut Prose Prose abaft, home, sea, storm, sun,
Lost at Sea Karam Misra Free verse Free verse abaft, sea, weather,
My dream 14yrs old michael whipps Bio Bio abaft, addiction, child, teen,
Rime of the Ridiculous Mariner Caribbean SeaWolf Rhyme Rhyme abaft, adventure, me, may, me,
Life's struggle and limits George Maris Dramatic Verse Dramatic Verse abaft, adventure, faith, hope, inspirational,

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To Sail the Sky


Cast tie-lines to the shadowy depths above
                    A meteor to sink into the ocean of suns
          Kick off, tally-ho! From the pier of known
                              A scoundrel's nod to the skull and bone

Vast skies uncharted now beckon ahead
                    A dusk of dreams splashed yellow and red
          Naught but astounding, the adventures be
                              An endless sojourn 'cross a sparkling sea

The sky-palette waits for a score of tales
                    Come a warm solar wind to fill the sails
          All worries and why's now, abaft the beam!
                              Set due our course for a foolish dream!

A celestial tempest to bend the jack
                    To his tasking a-hold the kicking strap
          Stem the tide, aye, mind the moonbeam drift
                              Spread her wings wide and give her lift

The sextant's now set to the Milky Way
                    (We'll grave her clean on a windless day)
          To port side, a wink from the Seven Sisters
                              Off starboard, the gleam of nebulous vistas

We sunder the clouds with our wake of mist
                    Now dark matter deep and Heaven-kissed
          Tossed by the waves in a sea of night
                              We gasp for the void, yet we drown in light

Our spirits denuded and paean-versed
                    We dare constellations to do their worst
          For now we all pull to the task at hand
                              To chart the expanse of a boundless land

At the bidding and mercy of a rapturous breeze
                    A prayer for fair winds and following seas
          'Til our hearts are full and our marrow torn
                              And we drop our anchor there, worry-worn

On the sands of time, we'll commend our dance
                    And return our dust ... to the great expanse.




~ 1st Place ~  in the "Sky" Poetry Contest, Anthony Slausen, Sponsor.

~ 1st Place ~  in the "Best Rhyming Poem 2018" Poetry Contest, John Hamilton, Sponsor.

~ Poem of the Day ~  at Poetry Soup.com, awarded February 1, 2018.

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