Lost at Sea

Lost at Sea

A Poem by Judy Ponceby

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Deep and resonant crying
Calling out forlornly
into unfamiliar
ocean depths.

The eerie echo of my voice
sounding through the sea.

Seeking solace in the familiar
But naught familiar here.

Lost at Sea.

Strange waterscapes passing by
my massive form.

Gliding easily, powerfully through
unrecognizable ocean currents.

Calling, calling, calling.

Searching Endlessly.

Rising to breathe from Earth's sweet air.
To take in the brief moment of transition
from water to air and back.

Rolling over the surface,
my tail a flag of despair,
my dive into deep crevasse,
Desperate.  Lost.  Alone.

Searching, searching for my home.

© 2011 Judy Ponceby

Author's Note

Judy Ponceby
A write from the POV of a whale Lost at Sea.

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Not your ususal kind of poem. Although, things may have changed in the week I was gone. lol
Well done once again, Judy.
Great write :)

Posted 7 Years Ago

This is done wonderfully :)
"my tail a flag of despair"
Excellent comparison there--this deserved to be featured.
I love your writing :)

Posted 7 Years Ago

I read your piece and then read the author's note..........LOL! I did not cheat. I pictured a whale. You did a great job with this one Judy

Posted 7 Years Ago

Ive been lost many times usally cause im drunk.
Ive been lost in thought,lost in emotion ,lost in space danger danger dam you Star Wars

really great write my friend sorry for my insane comments but hey
would you expect any less from Gonzo?
Stay Crazy

Posted 7 Years Ago

I once sat on sunset cliffs in San Diego and watched a whale surface right under a kyaker.He slid down the side of it and tipped.He swam with all his might to get a way.The whale sunk back into the water and vanished.
Your poem made me remember that day.Beautifully writen and textured.
Desperate lost alone.I hope he find sa home>

Posted 7 Years Ago

Whales are magnificent creatures and their well-being concerns me. Your poem is sensitive and sad.

Posted 7 Years Ago

A wonderful, descriptive poem full of emotion. "Lost" so vividly penned. Well done!

Posted 7 Years Ago

I pity everyone whose tail is "a flag of despair."
With your vivid and artful depiction, Judy, you created a realism here that is genuinely surprising--almost shocking.
I congratulate you.

Posted 7 Years Ago

I felt i was swimming with the fishes, and I can't even swim in reality : )

Posted 7 Years Ago

Judy you are amazing my friend.

Posted 7 Years Ago

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Last Updated on September 23, 2011


Judy Ponceby
Judy Ponceby

Swanton, OH

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