Little Sailboat & Bookspine Poetry

So, say you’re me. And say you’re bored and want to write a poem.

My bed is sort of the writing station for things-in-notebooks, so you’re sitting there.

And you’re staring at the pictures on the walls and the general decor and it’s about… 80% sailboats.

So, hey! Let’s write a poem about sailboats!

If you didn’t guess, yes. That is what I ended up doing.

And here is is! Enjoy! ๐Ÿ˜›

 

Little Sailboat

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New little sailboat

Painted and clean

With sails so white

And wood deck a sheen

 

It sits by the dock

Prepared to explore

Waves lap and call

For departure from shore

 

Brave little sailboat

Sets out at last

Taming the waves

Putting land in its past

 

It rocks to and fro

On the blue ocean deep

Gliding along

With fishes that leap

 

Wet little sailboat

Drenched from the storm

Barely afloat

As darker clouds form

 

It bumps into rocks

And tears holes in its wood

The future for sailboat

Doesnโ€™t look good

 

Poor, leaky sailboat

Slides into port

Its adventurous sailing life

Sadly cut short

 

It sits in the boatyard

And waits for repairs

But no one remembers

And nobody cares

 

Sad, tattered sailboat

Its sails a-sag

No wind to let flutter

Its old tattered flag

 

It sits and it waits

For a chance at the sea

And finally, one day,

It got it from me

 

Fixed-up little sailboat

Back on the waves

Finally getting

Adventure it craves

 

We happily skim

Out to see the wide blue

Endless ideas

Of what we can do

 

I may or may not have gotten a little dramatic about the insanely cute little wood sailboat Isaiah got me for my birthday… ๐Ÿ˜‰

 

And, the second poem-y thing.ย 

So Victoria and Lalaithiel did this cool thing called bookspine poetry.

And so, thanks to some pushings of Victoria, I’ve attempted my own.

So, yes.

Here is my attempt.

#1

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Follow my leader

To heal the soul

After the flood

Nothing is impossible

 

#2

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When and where?

Tomorrow about this time

Start here

To love and be wise

 

#3

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The witness;

The daughter of Time;

The hidden message messenger

 

(Message messenger. Say that five times fast.)

 

#4

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Kingdom’s hope

Lost to the west

Captain’s courageous eight cousins

 

(I don’t know about you, but I want to write that now. XD )

 

Hope you enjoyed my poetic ramblings for the day!

Which is your favorite?

Please comment!

~writefury

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39 responses to “Little Sailboat & Bookspine Poetry

    • Yay! Oh, no, I could never give the poor sailboat a sad ending. ๐Ÿ˜›
      Thanks! ๐Ÿ˜€ Yeah, I really liked the idea of the Captain’s courageous eight cousins. You can just see them stepping in like “We’re the captain’s cousins. We got this.”

  1. Awww the poor little sailboat… Thank goodness you fixed I thought I would end up crying, also is it bad that I read this in the Very Serious Writing Show Dobby voice cause I did.

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