Voodoo Chimes

Voodoo Chimes

A Poem by R.J Calzonetti (SinisterPotatoe)

I stayed in an old World War One boat and sailed around for a bit this summer. I figured I should at least bless it with a poem.

Subdivision wholeheartedly refurbished by the establishment of the structure upon the stone islands sprawl on the water like stones on a path

The boat kicks up a dust that could only be vapour, and the wind is fluttering like an American flag

I look upon the lake and see lush green has covered the trail of horizon

I am on a rickety beast of wood, she is as feisty and fierce as a wildebeest and as fast as a slow-moving car

She has the sarcasm of being sunk twice

When people thought she was gone for good, she came out of the woodwork which remains fresh as a baby’s scalp on her hull, timelessness incarnate

Sometimes I look upon the waters to see the reflection of the sun and sky dragging across the surface like butter on bread

Sometimes the relentlessness of the spirit is such a suffering that I see my emotions looking back at me, drowned by a pride that I never fostered

Sometimes I wonder if my hull will end up in the depths of the oceans, and whether I will be able to pull myself upright, steadfastly, and carry on again, and again

© 2019 R.J Calzonetti (SinisterPotatoe)

Author's Note

R.J Calzonetti (SinisterPotatoe)
I very seldom reply to reviews, but I promise I read EVERY single one. I look forward to my next review, because it helps me learn. Even if it's just one word, I promise, I will be ecstatic to have the chance to hear what you have to say. Whenever you write something about my poems, or the themes of my poems, or criticize me it is not in vain. I will listen, learn and be thankful.

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One of the best things I've read in recent weeks. This is so well written, I can't blemish the page with my rambling observations. Your thought-provoking message and powerful poetic writing are equally bowling me over! (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 5 Months Ago

Thank You Jack! It's was so wonderful journey. Now I enjoyed it sailing in the sea of your words...😊
Thanks again for writing this.

Posted 6 Months Ago

R.J Calzonetti (SinisterPotatoe)

6 Months Ago

I'm happy you enjoyed it MC!

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Added on August 16, 2019
Last Updated on August 16, 2019
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R.J Calzonetti (SinisterPotatoe)
R.J Calzonetti (SinisterPotatoe)

Burlington, Halton, Canada

For those who wonder why I have a silly username, I've been using this name because I find it funny. Potatoes are never really that sinister. The e on the end of potato is because I'm a potato with to.. more..


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