Container ship

Container ship

A Poem by Wild Rose







Sailing over the ocean

Like a camel of the sea

Carrying goods to far off places

Trade for you and me


Merchants sit in their office

On their PC screen

They sell and order goods

Goods they have never seen


Goods are locked in containers

All the same exact size

What are the contents ?

Only the customs men are wise


Goods are in the hold

Containers are out on deck

Containers in their hundreds

Completely fill the deck


 Over mighty oceans

The container ship sails on

Carrying it precious cargo

To countries far away they've gone


Pamela Bush 2018


© 2018 Wild Rose



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'Containter Ship'
Wild Rose,
We still do bussiness in this world just as people always have. Long ago in many different forms but more personal and even sealed with a handshake and a person's word being eneough to seal the deal. Now ....
"Merchants sit in their office
On their PC screen
They sell and order goods
Goods they have never seen"
Sight unseen. That is interesting. You have made a good point. Part of our modern day. We order on line and recieve goods shipped on ships. Great poem which leads to further thought as the continuation of shipment on trains and semi-trucks.
Blessings,
Kathy

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Wild Rose

4 Months Ago

First thank you for a great revue

I got the inspiration from a 2008 phot of a contai.. read more
Kathy Van Kurin

4 Months Ago

Wild Rose,
Your experiences are really interesting! First hand experiences. I see that your f.. read more



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I assume this poem is by Pamela Bush . . . it would be nice if, in an author's note, if you could let us know your relationship with the poet so we could understand why you're sharing her poetry with us. I thought this was going to be your creation, since there are similarities to your exacting style & love of technical details. I'm going to guess this is a significant other for you & you've possibly rubbed off on her? *wink! wink!* Nice way to write a poem about an unusual topic, very relatable, & good rhyming (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Wild Rose

1 Month Ago

Ah Yes Pamela Bush I know her so well
Should do I have lived with her for over 50 years
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I love how flowing the poem is, very nice. Thank you for the read-request, I really enjoyed the read. Keep up the amazing work!

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Wild Rose

1 Month Ago

Thank you Kate > we were on an overnight journey with no entertainment except booze
We first.. read more
I like the feel and flow of the poem, as well as the rhymes.

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Wild Rose

1 Month Ago

Thank you > picture born out of boredom > overnight journey with no entertainment >
Love the flow and classic poetry style. Rhyming patterns at their most clear. Your images are clear and vivid. Nice one :)

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Wild Rose

1 Month Ago

WE were heading for Denmark on the overnight ferry when this passed us
We made an attempt to .. read more
what an amazing idea that you were inspired by a pic of a container ship and could write an iinteresting poem about it.
this was very clever, thanks for entry into my current competition, good luck

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Wild Rose

3 Months Ago

Thank you Julie _ We were on a ferry heading for Denmark then Iceland (Camping tour)
We atte.. read more
You brought me some lovely imagery of those vast container ships on their ocean travels, Wild Rose. It was a reminder of how for hundreds of years this is the way we have traded with other nations. The boats may have changed, we may have computers now, but the principle remains the same. Transporting goods throughout the world by boat.

Chris

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Wild Rose

4 Months Ago

Yes "The Silk Road" established by merchants brining goods from the east (Presumably silk from India.. read more
'Containter Ship'
Wild Rose,
We still do bussiness in this world just as people always have. Long ago in many different forms but more personal and even sealed with a handshake and a person's word being eneough to seal the deal. Now ....
"Merchants sit in their office
On their PC screen
They sell and order goods
Goods they have never seen"
Sight unseen. That is interesting. You have made a good point. Part of our modern day. We order on line and recieve goods shipped on ships. Great poem which leads to further thought as the continuation of shipment on trains and semi-trucks.
Blessings,
Kathy

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Wild Rose

4 Months Ago

First thank you for a great revue

I got the inspiration from a 2008 phot of a contai.. read more
Kathy Van Kurin

4 Months Ago

Wild Rose,
Your experiences are really interesting! First hand experiences. I see that your f.. read more
this is a very different topic....

but i see a metaphor....we sit at our screen, corresponding with many we have never seen...
and our poems are containers with our feelings inside.

j.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Wild Rose

1 Year Ago

Just going through some holiday pics > We followed the ship out of Harwich > on our way to Iceland c.. read more
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Gee
Who would've thunk, a poem about container ships. Very well done my friend

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Wild Rose

1 Year Ago

Just going through some holiday pics > We followed the ship out of Harwich > on our way to Iceland c.. read more
'Sailing over the ocean
Like a camel of the sea'...Great opening line, those massive ships, crew and cargo, keep the wheels of industry churning ever onwards! An enjoyable read, kudos my friend!



Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Wild Rose

1 Year Ago

Thank you > got the idea from a holiday pic > we followed a container ship out of Harwich port > I d.. read more
Tom

1 Year Ago

Yea, I sometimes get that trouble too with pics & things, you'll work it out eventually, lovely poem.. read more

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Added on October 14, 2017
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Wild Rose
Wild Rose

Lake Disrtict, Cumbria, United Kingdom



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