Sinking Ships

Sinking Ships

A Poem by Pestonjee
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Abstract

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On an ocean of fog, illusions rain

The winds of fatuity they brave

Look there, yonder! It's a sinking sonder!

Depressed beneath the waves

There’s no way to know when genius

Recoils, fleeing from the airwaves

Still sailing through senseless years

Some ship their delusions to graves

© 2020 Pestonjee


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Sinking ships, for sure, Monsieur P.......depressed beneath the waves, drowning in a talentless sea......"Sonder", it makes the Titanic seem like the Queen Mary 2! Just another useless endeavour that preaches to an audience of one. Surely there are much better ways to spend a lifetime than wasting valuable minutes indoctrinating oneself as an 'artist'. A real artist or writer lets their work speak for themselves and it should be good enough to survive the stormy seas on any medium. When it can't.......well, that tells you something. All i can say is that there are now a lot of shipwrecks at the bottom of the ocean! I enjoyed this write.

Posted 1 Month Ago


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Pestonjee

1 Month Ago

Good evening Madame!
Loved your very eloquent review! Indeed, a life spent deluding oneself .. read more



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You're the captain of your own ship, P.
You set your own course, away from storms if need be.
Nice metaphors here.

Posted 1 Week Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Pestonjee

1 Week Ago

Thanks a ton for appreciating, Ms. Ana!
Please let go of your ridiculous fixation & focus on what writers are doing right, which you are very good at doing -- show us what doing the right thing looks like (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Pestonjee

3 Weeks Ago

Thanks Ms. Barley, been yearning to post longer pieces for a while but it seems to me that the book .. read more
Right now, if not before, we're taking our own fate in our hands:, planning for a future we might not have - or enjoying every day by living contentedly on the previous days' outcome. Nobody knows what we take to the grave.. but, even so, we're literally on the same boat. Tis a case of taking each of your phrases and allying it to one's own illusions. Perhaps?

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


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Pestonjee

3 Weeks Ago

We all have our ways and means of dealing with things life throws at us though I really like yours s.. read more
emmajoy

3 Weeks Ago

Pestonjee, pretence is a good friend at times - it can form a temporary suit of armour when needed!.. read more
Pestonjee

3 Weeks Ago

Wow :) I've nothing more to add, Ms. Emmajoy! You said it all.
This one has the sound of a downer to it. The poet seems to highlight the lot of those who are driven by some kinds of illusions of greatness. The "sinking sonder" seems to reflect the fate of their efforts. Refusing to abandon their dreams, some "ship their delusions to graves." Oh, well, at least it keeps them busy. Maybe keeps them from making crystal meth.

Posted 4 Weeks Ago


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Pestonjee

3 Weeks Ago

I really like that thought sir. Ultimately, its all about keeping busy and living with a sense of a.. read more
We sometimes talk ourselves into our own vision of life....and often it is just a fantasy. We can take some of these preconceived notions with us to the grave. Thought provoking poetry, sir. Lydi**

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Pestonjee

3 Weeks Ago

Thanks a ton for such a thoughtful review, Ms. Lydi.
i like it ..i like it a lot ... thank you for my word of the day "sonder" .. what a great word says i! you held your theme throughout and with abstract writing that is difficult to do says i! we delude and undersee much of life and do take it all to the grave .. i think we are all sailing that ship actually .. makes me think of the Bible teaching "1 Corinthians 13:12 King James Version (KJV)
12 For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known." ... which can give one hope in the after the grave ;) nice work .. deep thinking ... and I appreciate the bit of word play in "rain" and reign
E.

Posted 1 Month Ago


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Pestonjee

1 Month Ago

Sonder, that feeling or realisation of everyone around us having similar lives and challanges, illus.. read more
Einstein Noodle

1 Month Ago

your welcome ..sorry it takes so long to make the rounds of so many writers ...right here at the Caf.. read more
Pestonjee

3 Weeks Ago

I understand only too well dear sir...so many friends and so many eloquent offerings to be read and.. read more
Delusions ought to be buried; illusions can be helpful.
I like what you said, poet--and the way that you said it.
Very fine work!

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Pestonjee

1 Month Ago

Thanks a lot sir! Glad to see you...
I pondered on that masterful final line

"Some ship their delusions to graves"

and I stayed their quite a while pondering further. Abstract poetry does that to you.

Chris


Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Pestonjee

1 Month Ago

Its very sad how the grave awaits and ultimately swallows all genius, illusions, delusions everythin.. read more
Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

You are welcome. I am a big fan of your writing.
Pestonjee

1 Month Ago

Awww....*Smiles shyly*
Thanks again Ms. Chris! Means much!
Illusions and delusions can be so misleading. They us from our real selves. I'm scared of dying a fool. Powerful poem Pestonjee.

Posted 1 Month Ago


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Pestonjee

1 Month Ago

Some illusions may be of help sometimes. Not sure of delusions though. When will we ever stop being .. read more
This writing reminds me that the more we know, the less we know. A thought that I like very much. I appreciate the quizzical aspect of this poem. I somehow do not wish to dwell further on the meaning and just let the mystery linger. Simply because I love how mysterious this poem is.

Posted 1 Month Ago


Pestonjee

1 Month Ago

Abstract poems are fascinating in that they open up an entire vista of possibilities out there. Its .. read more

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