All Hands On Deck Poems

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My cry
I can't imagine the cry ranged from my eyes
Sweeping the floor like a flood.
This non can imagine to be our lot.
Despite all hands on deck for success to make

Non can tell of how fate has thus loots us
Adiye nlagun, iyere...Read More
Categories: all hands on deck, abuse, africa, betrayal, corruption, discrimination, graduate, graduation,
Form: Epic



I'm going to sea in a blueberry boat
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I’m going to sea in a blueberry boat,
macaroon waves I will sail
Far past the girls and the buoys I’ll float,
maybe spout off to a whale

My crew at the ready but still half a sleep,
I’ll have to turn on the charm
Wake...Read More
Categories: all hands on deck, fun,
Form: Rhyme
THE HARD SHIP
I am the skipper of this ship;
A ship is a ship, whatever name you tag it with.
With face overwrought and fierce this ship I steer.
The stars my guide, with tears I press on,
Looking for the shore not sure exist
On a...Read More
Categories: all hands on deck, depression, symbolism,
Form: Free verse
The Mighty Frigate
Let us make ready and set sail
This mighty frigate will prevail
We will see what we will see
Mother Sea is calling me

The Mainsail, Lanteen and Jib are set
First Mate, Boatswain and crew are the best yet
Captain is on the Bridge planning...Read More
Categories: all hands on deck, courage, sea,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Attachments to Lost Causes
There are times that it happens, it's hard to let go,
If it does, don't blame others, but look deep inside,
But don't put yourself down, for most guilt is a show,
It's quite probable you're only caught up in pride!

Where's the value...Read More
Categories: all hands on deck, journey, life,
Form: Rhyme



THE SAILORS HOME
Title:THE SAILORS HOME

Down the sea of the Panama, 
Sailed a ship covered with blood
The eyes of the captain looking towards the Island in enigma
What lies beyond the island 
Treasure or the battle ground
As he sailed with his adventure crew
They brew...Read More
Categories: all hands on deck, 3rd grade, adventure, books, dedication, fantasy, lust,
Form: Prose Poetry
China Clipper
Listen and you can hear the wind whisper 
the name of a lost ship and its skipper.
The wind’s name is Favonius, winged god
His sotto voce is but a whimper.

Gentle breeze doth tell of China Clipper 
Bound back toward London by...Read More
Categories: all hands on deck, sorrow,
Form: Rubaiyat
Hands
Ok, perhaps its just me, but one of the first things I notice are someone’s hands.  Hands can tell you a lot about a person, especially male hands. Hands I find attractive are sensuous.

So your saying to yourself, sensuous,...Read More
Categories: all hands on deck, beauty, emotions,
Form: Blank verse
Born to the sea
Born to the sea


Mind of water, flowing thoughts;
The currents beneath your words could change us all.
River heart, born to the sea;
The solace we seek waves to you and to me.


Join me on this voyage, over water, to a new land.
All...Read More
Categories: all hands on deck, adventure, devotion, drink, people, voyage, water, wind,
Form: I do not know?
Voyage
The harbor is alive with prayers and expectations, 
fishing boats jostle, make ready for outward bound, 
crews on their mettle load tackle, check rigging, 
as nets are dragged on board, sailors determined 
to grapple with fate, angry weather, the sea....Read More
Categories: all hands on deck, adventure,
Form: Verse
The Call
i am burning.. waiting for a sign..

hear the trumpet call.. hear the sound to arms..
Ultra League is on.. Battle things are joined..
a whisper here, a whisper there.. who's the man in white?
stain'd with bloods, eyes like fire; sword he holds,...Read More
Categories: all hands on deck, gospel, inspiration, power, world,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Little Gray Pirates
From crude wooden ships 
Made of twigs and leaves
That sail in the wind 
Now moored in the trees
Down from the crows' nest 
And over the sides
They descend like raiders 
In camouflaged disguise
Furry gray pirates
Plunder and sift
Nuggets pilfered in fall
Ensconced in...Read More
Categories: all hands on deck, animal, fun, nature,
Form: Rhyme
Voyage



The harbor is alive with prayers and expectations, 
fishing boats jostle, make ready for outward bound, 
crews on their mettle load tackle, check rigging, 
as nets are dragged on board, sailors determined 
to grapple with fate, angry weather, the sea....Read More
Categories: all hands on deck, writing,
Form: Verse
The Tenth Wave
THE TENTH WAVE



The rain drops prick the skin of the sea
Tumble with the urchins in the water,
The black water, so heavy, tired--
Watching it tic tac toe in millions of tiny rings
Tic tac toe, three by three by three 
Up until...Read More
Categories: all hands on deck, ocean,
Form: Prose Poetry
SHIVER ME TIMBERS
I'll tell ye of me life as a pirate
I knows ye sees me as some old codger
But when I was a young'n matey
I sailed 'neath the Jolly Roger!

Oh, it's truth I be tellin' ye now
'N ye may think that I...Read More
Categories: all hands on deck, adventure, humor, journey, violence, voyage, word play,
Form: Rhyme
The Life Of The Namby-Pamby
Tears rolled down.
Face wrinkled.
A little shout comes a frown.
I am weak and fickled,
Life is hard,
I am sad.
Life is for the ironclad,
But am a frail lad.
Controlled by emotions,
And also swayed by affection.

All hands on deck,
Does not fall under my purview,
I'd rather...Read More
Categories: all hands on deck, absence, abuse, addiction, allegory, anger, beautiful, betrayal,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member The Tall Ships Burn
Burnished gold, aged bronze patinaed by the firelight
singed by sullen Sol, not stayed by Poseidon's hand;
aflame, aflame, tall ships burn, see their masts ignite.

Impenitent, sky rains ash blackening the night.
Fire sends a smoky pall upon the sea and land,
burnished gold,...Read More
Categories: all hands on deck, art,
Form: Villanelle
A Whaling Tale
A Whaling Tale

by Gabriel Magno

The whaling ships approach as I stare into the bay,
today I said by short farewells, to friends who pled I stay. 

A whaler I have dreamt to be, since I stood three feet tall,
my name appears...Read More
Categories: all hands on deck, change, judgement,
Form: Rhyme
The Voyage
...an exercise in rhythm and imagery.


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The harbor is alive with prayers and expectations, 
fishing boats jostle, make ready for outward...Read More
Categories: all hands on deck, adventure,
Form: Verse
The Eye of the Sea - part 3
Continued from The Eye of the Sea part 2


The heaving swell and the waves from hell
Soon swamped our valiant vessel,
With the holds in flood: tattered sails above,
We were in the direst of peril.

In a meet with the Captain, we lobbied...Read More
Categories: all hands on deck, adventure, boat, sea, sin, travel,
Form: Epic
lost in your love
  
 lost in your love  
 eternity of bliss 
 taking the steps  
 that brings us closer 
 watching the day  
 being spilled away 
 all hands on deck 
 washed out on...Read More
Categories: all hands on deck, lost, love,
Form: Free verse
The Signifigance of Living Corosion
Death. A bright beacon in a sea storm
Endowing warnings of rocky shores.
"All hands on deck!" vessel now prepared;
The time-driven waves directing it
Homeward, no matter the ships technique.

"...I can feel my insides rotting..."...Read More
Categories: all hands on deck, death, irony, life, metaphor, storm, symbolism,
Form: Acrostic
Star Trek and Captain Kirk's Final Frontier
Kirk: ‘Lt. Uhura, come to my quarters at 1800 hours’
Uhura: ‘Yes captain, might I ask what’s up?’
Kirk: ‘Nothing now but something WILL be at 1800 hours’
Bones: ‘Jim, is this a medical issue?’
Kirk: ‘You bet your boner it is, Bones’
Sulu: ‘Captain,...Read More
Categories: all hands on deck, parody, science fiction,
Form: Narrative
Ghost Ship
(Those who are familiar with the legend of
"The Flying Dutchman," or even the Wagnerian
opera with that title, will find it easy to
get into this poem; if not, I urge you to
check it out. Within the saga of the
eponymous captain and...Read More
Categories: all hands on deck,
Form: Free verse
One Stormy Night
A storm torn boat thrashed on the ocean waves
As gales of wind knocked out their lanterns’ glow.
A frantic captain yelled “all hands on deck!”
Then watched as sails tore free; they’d moved too slow.

Brave as a lion, captain steered their course
Though...Read More
Categories: all hands on deck, adventure, death, loss, ocean,
Form: Quatrain