Breaking Apart On the Rocks

Breaking Apart On the Rocks

A Poem by Julie Dant

On her commencement voyage, she felt strong and free
To set sail on her life on the treacherous sea.
So when they unfurled her sails
she took a mighty breath
Feeling glorious and happy was she.

That first year in the brine she entered many ports
In tropical islands and atolls of all sorts.
She would drop anchor and rest
Where she lay languid and content
While the captain and crew had their sport

Through many a year and through many a storm
The captain steered her and made her perform
Feats that other ships could not
Or other ships would not
Be able to endure and keep in tact their form.

But the fateful day came to the captain and all hands
Off the coast of the craggy mainland
When gales began to blow fierce
And ’twas men, valiant, against nature
who realized they had a fight on their hands.

During the height of the storm that raged and ranted
The crew prayed that their prayers be granted
But , strong ship though she was,
The seas were the stronger
And upon the deadly rocks she landed.

And ‘twas there she remained all through the night
Listing badly to port she kept up her fight
Until groaning and writhing
She could no longer hang on
And gave in to her inevitable plight.

And in her last moments, from her birth at the docks
She found peace as she calmly took stock
Of a life filled with adventure
Excitement and thrills and smiled
As she began breaking apart on the rocks.


© 2009 Julie Dant

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Added on November 19, 2009


Julie Dant
Julie Dant

Washington, IN

I've lived in Southern Indiana almost all of my life. I've written poems most of that time, but I am just beginning to share some. I don't think I am great.. I may not even be good, but it is one out.. more..

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