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Poem from a Picture 8/6 rhyming

A chapter in the book Poems From a Silent Voice


by Warren Rodgers

I came upon a splintered shell
expelled from long before.
Her skeleton of battered boards
said she would sail no more.

Imagination rode the waves
beneath her blooming sails.
Magnificent from stem to stern,
decked out in fine details.

I saw no signs of her demise,
or records of remorse.
No diaries of destiny
no charts to trace her course.

I heard no clapping clouds roll in
with drums of discontent.
No mutterings of mutiny,
no longings or lament.

My wonder crested on her wake,
then died with her on shore.
For all my thoughts were shattered shells
and washed-up tales of yore.

But as I splashed through sea-soaked sands
and waves lapped her to sleep,
I knew she never would reveal
the secrets she still keeps.


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I found this picture then wrote a poem about it. abcb rhyming scheme in 8/6 syllable count using iambic meter. I hope you enjoy. Thank you for reading and reviewing. - Rodger

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