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Storm At Sea

© Amar Qamar
CRASHING waves... SMASHING seas...
Bringing sailors to their knees.
As they struggle to save their lives
Hoping and praying, help arrives.

The stormy seas as dark as coal,
Preventing the sailors from reaching their goal.
Battered and bruised, but still they fight...
Staring ahead, into the dead of night.
Rocking and rolling as they try to stand...
Hoping against hope, that they soon reach land.

Bleary eyed from lack of sleep.
Down in their cabins, huddled like sheep.
As they're rocking and rolling down beneath
Weary sailors above, resist with gritted teeth.

Hours later, as the storm starts to dissipate,
It leaves a calm tranquil sea in it wake.
The veteran sailors know the battle is over, and they have won...
As contemplate, other storms yet to come...

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Techniques this Poem uses:

  • The author uses similes to compare the actions of the storm and men. Similes use the words "like" or "as" to compare two objects.

    The stormy seas as dark as coal
    Down in their cabins, huddled like sheep.

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  • Point Of View - This poem makes the readers feel as though they're one of the sailors trying to survive the storm.

    Battered and bruised, but still they fight...
    Staring ahead, into the dead of night.
    Rocking and rolling as they try to stand...
    Hoping against hope, that they soon reach land.

  • Follows the AABB rhyming pattern. The last words of the first two lines rhyme, and the last words of the third and fourth lines rhyme.

    Bleary eyed from lack of sleep. A
    Down in their cabins, huddled like sheep. A
    As they're rocking and rolling down beneath B
    Weary sailors above, resist with gritted teeth. B

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Published: Aug 2008

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  • This is a beautiful poem by Amar Qamar, and I must say, it reminds all to never give up on the challenges of this life time. It is a poem of inspiration for any aspiring to rise over the trials, judgments and tribulations on the way to success or a desired goal. Its a poem that recalls to mind, my native Ikwerre proverb, that no matter how stormy the sea is, the calabash does not sink. It tells me that we need to be a calabash on the sea of life. It is a poem that is worth reading and should belongs to every library that breeds inspiration.

    Timothy O. Okpara, Nigeria. Submitted Aug 2012
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