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Batten Down The Hatches Poems

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Whale Tale
Let me tell you a tale
Of a wild ride on the tail
Of a whale

So through the water he splashes
Hither and fro he dashes
Batten down the hatches

I never thought Id ride a whale anywhere
Its fun up in the air
But terrible under...Read More
Categories: batten down the hatches, animal, fear,
Form: Rhyme



Rise To The Occasion
Rise to the occasion of the weather
Inform the storm of cruel intentions
Lift your eyes above tsunami fury
Take back the waves you came in on
Make earthquakes miracles that move  
Shake hands with disaster for awhile 
Love your neighbor as yourself...Read More
Categories: batten down the hatches, appreciation, natural disasters, weather,
Form: Didactic
God is The Captain
God is The Captain

Gather up this new love
That was sent from above
Now it is ours to share

So to God send a thank you prayer

Give us inspiration to do for each other
What one could not do alone

Savor each moment as if...Read More
Categories: batten down the hatches, appreciation, bible, boat, celebration, christian, first love,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member FLEEING IRMA
FLEEING IRMA

spotlight moon, full, like an Old Testament cloud, leading
Floridians forth, not into the desert, but away from the wrath
of Irma.  bumper to bumper, neighbors from pilot to caboose,
illuminated in each other’s flood beams. testiness and pride
put aside, as...Read More
Categories: batten down the hatches, car, people, religious, storm, strength,
Form: Prose Poetry
The Tongue
When ever I turn to look at you
What could the difference be
Out of all the words that you spew
And a boat tossed on the sea

To say you have a hard time
Is to say the least
A rudder for your tongue you'll...Read More
Categories: batten down the hatches, inspirational, life,
Form: Rhyme



Disruption
Are we ready for what’s to come?
Will we know how to behave?
Never before in human history has there been such disruption. It was once a much simpler place. No more. The future is arriving faster than ever before.
Gia now has...Read More
Categories: batten down the hatches, art,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member The dark sea


It fills me with trepidation
To sail upon the sea,
A heaving green colossus
Of such immensity.

No fetters can restrain you, 
Borders you have none, 
There are cold dark depths within you
Where many ships have gone.

Your beguiling siren song,
Sighs softly on the waves,
Luring...Read More
Categories: batten down the hatches, sea,
Form: Rhyme
Hunkering Down
Ready or not here he comes
Best you batten down the hatches
Unless you were one of the smart ones to run 
Like a Coon Hound in July chasing rabbits

Alright, alright, alright
As you turn and face the wind
Open the door to a...Read More
Categories: batten down the hatches, fun, humor,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Hurricane Matthew's Ominous Show
Hurricane Matthew is lurking like a message from the Devil.
It is sinister and daunting, putting millions in peril.
The forces of nature are giving us an ominous hello,
Putting on an enormous and frightening show.

This is a sobering reminder of our fragile...Read More
Categories: batten down the hatches, natural disasters,
Form: Rhyme
Wading through Venom
I love the way the sky defends the sea;
The way the waves do break upon the shore.
But when the clouds seep in to disagree—
My eyes begin to guide the tides of war.
My fingers twitch; I smell the herald’s fear,
I must...Read More
Categories: batten down the hatches, anger, beach, conflict, sea, storm, war, wife,
Form: Sonnet
Batten Down The Hatches
( BATTEN DOWN THE HATCHES )

Battin down the hatches, the clouds are moving in in patches.
The sky is darkening up, and the wind is moving trees in batches.
The animals are looking up, they dont like what they see.
The hair on...Read More
Categories: batten down the hatches, weather,
Form: Rhyme
Protect what is forever
The world would like us to call it normal everyday chaos
But the Lord our God says its evil gathering souls of the lost

Death upon the innocent and violence against whoever claims Christ
The only thing I can hold onto is they...Read More
Categories: batten down the hatches, dark, deep, religious, truth,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Midnight Watch

The Captain bellowed out the order,
soon after the midnight bell;
He said, "batten down the hatches boys,
we're in for a night a hell.

Seems storm force winds were brewin,
a Nor-easter in all it's might;
Sweeping down hard from Labrador,
with no shelter in plain...Read More
Categories: batten down the hatches, adventure, fear,
Form: Ballad
Batten Down the Hatches
Batten down the hatches – 
A storm is on its way.
Don’t know when it’s comin’
Or how long it’s gonna stay.

Every market’s crowded – 
People gathering supplies.
No one wants to be caught short
Or taken by surprise.

Plans are being canceled,
Dates all rearranged...Read More
Categories: batten down the hatches, life, nature,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member 'ere Comes Earl!
Don't stop the CHOP
dash the glorious bits of foam and froth
let the leeward side fill
let the fertile delta pray 
for mercy from Poseidon
All hail the storm God...

Angry, black-and-blue, bruise 
the coast, claim the futile calm...
meditate on the black hole of...Read More
Categories: batten down the hatches, adventure, nature
Form: Free verse
Lunatic's Song
Lunatic’s Song


I think Jesus knows I’m nuts
so why would he arraign me 
in front of all those saints on high 

so sane they’ll never see me 
skipping down the road  at dawn
and not a soul behind me. 

Funnel clouds...Read More
Categories: batten down the hatches, confusionjesus, me,
Form: Free verse
I Think Jesus
I Think Jesus


I think Jesus knows I’m nuts
so why would he arraign me 
in front of all those saints on high 

so sane they’ll never see me 
skipping down the road  at dawn
and not a soul behind me. 

Funnel...Read More
Categories: batten down the hatches, faithjesus, me,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member First Frost
Return to heavy, layered clothes
Purple lips and frozen toes
One last breath before it snows
Loathsome precipitation

The land now strewn with slippery patches
Bye the wood stove, extra matches
Time to batten down the hatches
Human hibernation

The months meander, oh so slow
The cold impedes the...Read More
Categories: batten down the hatches, angst, nature, seasons,
Form: Rhyme