Last Voyage

Last Voyage

A Poem by Judy Ponceby

She made her last voyage.
Rode the waves across the seas.
Delivered her cargo, then set sail
As proud as always.

Until the dark seas grasped
Her hull and sundered it.
Spilling death into her safe harbor.

Tossing her time and time again
Against jagged rocks without reason.
Until sounding a mournful cry
She sank into the depths.

Her crew lost, as was her captain.

And now decades later, her
Broken rusted bow washes ashore.
Surfacing once more, a fine ship
Tortured by the sea gods.

Even the torn edges of metal
and pervasive rust unable
to disguise her proud lines.

© 2011 Judy Ponceby


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This is my favorite of yours of course i love the sea

Posted 8 Years Ago


I cursed every ship I ever served on and couldn't wait to get off of them. That was then and this is now, and I feel completely different. They are ladies deserving of respect and honor. You know I'm a sucker for them sea-farin' poems, Judy.

Posted 8 Years Ago


This is really really good :)
Nice personification, and an interesting subject.
Well written, Judy :D
I sincerely love this :)

Posted 8 Years Ago



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Judy Ponceby
Judy Ponceby

Swanton, OH



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