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Best All Hands On Deck Poems

Below are the all-time best All Hands On Deck poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of all hands on deck poems written by PoetrySoup members


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...

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Categories: all hands on deck, parody, science fiction,
Form: Narrative



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...

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Categories: all hands on deck, art,
Form: Villanelle
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...

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Categories: all hands on deck, animal, fun, nature,
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...

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Categories: all hands on deck, absence, abuse, addiction, allegory,
Form: Haiku
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...

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© Aa Harvey  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: all hands on deck, adventure, devotion, drink, people,
Form: I do not know?



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...

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Categories: all hands on deck, adventure, death, loss, ocean,
Form: Quatrain
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...

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© Dan Cwiak  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: all hands on deck, adventure, humor, journey, violence,
Form: Rhyme
Addicted to Gloves
The lights are on, but you're not home
You sit in your car all alone
You try on different brands, different styles
You try to control your primal...

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Categories: all hands on deck, funny, parody, me,
Form: ABC
LUSTY LOUISE

The lusty octopus Louise
Loved giving young sailors the squeeze

With her tentacles great
She could satisfy eight

Leaving all hands on deck with large hickeys
...

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Categories: all hands on deck, funny
Form: Limerick
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;...

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Categories: all hands on deck,
Form: Free verse
Travel Free, TROUBLED TRANSIENT
TRAVEL FREE, TROUBLED TRANSIENT...

Lift the gate to roll with swine and the glory of it all
Ride the tide all night, abide by no law and...

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Categories: all hands on deck, adventure, art, black african
Form: Monorhyme
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...

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Categories: all hands on deck, sorrow,
Form: Rubaiyat
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....

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Categories: all hands on deck, change, judgement,
Form: Rhyme
The Eighth Wonder Of The World. ( Motion Pictures.)
" Scream, Ann, scream! Scream like you've never screamed before!"
    
     I saw their eyes, wide like turkey...

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Categories: all hands on deck, adventure, imagination, nostalgia, science
Form: Narrative
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...

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Categories: all hands on deck, ocean,
Form: Prose Poetry
The Voyage
...an exercise in rhythm and imagery.


                   ...

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Categories: all hands on deck, adventure,
Form: Verse
Premium Member The Heart of a POET -- Speaks (Part 3)
Disintegrated
Red Tears , Create a Black Lake
Where my Heart now swims

You may Kiss your Bride : I raise HER veil, see the essence of my...

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Categories: all hands on deck, death, life, love, wifeme,
Form: Prose Poetry
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...

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Categories: all hands on deck, adventure, boat, sea, sin,
Form: Epic
Billow the Sails!
Aye and it’d be “Land Ho”, ya lazy landlubbers!
It’s where ya’d be if ya’d had yer druthers,
Braggin’ the seven seas and swiggin’ pints of ale,...

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Categories: all hands on deck, fantasy
Form: Light Verse
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...

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Categories: all hands on deck, adventure,
Form: 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...

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Categories: all hands on deck, death, irony, life, metaphor,
Form: Acrostic
Frozen smoldering Ashes
I think I just experienced first hand
Consciousness
Cradled in the bosom of epiphany 
Inspiration expunged from my fathers naval wake up call 
Calling all hands on...

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Categories: all hands on deck, hope
Form: Free verse
Me Thinking of You
I can get lost in your green eyes
Like gazing at the stars in the skies.
When I think of kissing your soft lips
My blood pulses hard...

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Categories: all hands on deck, devotion, love, passion, romanceme,
Form: Rhyme
Independence Day: A New Tradition
  Oh say can you see,
  Not your ordinary letter from me.

  You might enjoy a parade and some fireworks too,
  Just to remember the red, white, and...

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Categories: all hands on deck, faith, freedom, history, holiday,
Form: Couplet
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...

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Categories: all hands on deck, beauty, emotions,
Form: Blank verse