The Wreck

The Wreck

A Poem by ArtisticVisions

'The Wreck' by Frederic Edwin Church (1826-1900)


Water throws the fragile craft
storming winds tear it's sails
Cries rise up from on the deck,
Lightning cracks the sky in two
The ocean shows no mercy towards
the intruders that claw across
it's surface colored black and blue.
Like a stain of ink that pools
The sky grows darker, clouds disguise
the path of stars that align.
Sudden rain lashes down
they tear the sky like swords,
point down.
They disappear into the sea
like a flipped world has begun to leak.
Upon the ship the captain cries
orders that the crew halfheartedly oblige.
As the wood begins to split
the dawn turns the world a sickly pink.
Pulled atop sharp rocks the ship now lies
rendered useless by her demise.
Birds circle above the wreck
pale yellow streams from between the cracks.
When dawn meets day above the sea
one last wave retreats from the site of
the wreck.

© 2017 ArtisticVisions

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Very descriptive, puts the reader right on the deck of the ship. Still, do a spell check on the last line.

Posted 3 Years Ago


3 Years Ago

Opps! Thank you so much to alerting me to that, and for your comment! :)
Well done, my friend, well done. It reminds me of the vikings and there trials with the sea and land. :)

Posted 3 Years Ago


3 Years Ago

Thank you!

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Added on September 18, 2017
Last Updated on September 19, 2017



Hi, thanks for stopping by! Writing is my voice, and I hope to spread some light through my words. I've been writing poetry for a few years, mostly just for fun and to express myself. Advice is .. more..

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