A Poem by Melissa Kesead

The vessel smooth and narrow

sailing west upon the sea

masts tall and proud

commanding attention


Billowing like almond silk

the sails caress the wind

meeting it warmly

inviting it to stay


The barnacled hull strains

slicing through white-fanged waves

a school of dolphins follow

frolicking in the surf


Seagulls and pelicans dot the sea

bobbing like buoys, silent

then the boat docks, resting it's

weary bones, and they cry goodbye

© 2009 Melissa Kesead

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Added on March 13, 2009
Last Updated on March 16, 2009


Melissa Kesead
Melissa Kesead

Key West, FL

I am a wife and mother of two young children who give me ideas for books constantly. I live in Key West, Florida and when I'm not writing I enjoy fishing, lobstering and being on the water whenever p.. more..