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The fleeting ship drifts  swiftly in the ocean,

 majestically wading through the mighty waves,

facing the winds vigorously ,

heading towards a  faraway destination…


The gigantic mast blows with the  wind,

navigating the direction ,

equilibrating the speed,

on the voyage … in search of the horizon,

where  sun and the earth meet .


over the smoothly moving ship,

 suddenly  grey clouds  hover,

darkening the path …

visibility becomes blurr…


In the storm of the raging fears,

the ship of life  quivers,

apprehending to get abandoned ,

The belief becomes shaky and wavers…


How to escape the unknown tempest,

what to  hold onto in the darkest,

no light to guide or steer the wheel…

The mind becomes pessimistic.


When the last thread of hope breaks,

when knowledge dissolves in the rage,

a twinkling light flashes across,

A lighthouse is seen in the midst of the waves…




Daily Prompt: Shipwrecked!.

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  1. fantastic imagery, nicely done

    • Thank you Matt for being here and enjoying the lines!

  2. Wonderfully written poem, Soumya. :)
    Loved the imagery.

    • So nice to know that you liked the poem and the created imagination.

  3. simply fabulous soumyav. i have seen it in movies, its a sad thing to observe how feeble we are when nature is angry or at her full might!

    • True Sharmishta! a feeling or apprehension of fury just makes us weak ,even before anything strikes.

  4. Wow.. I was literally imagining the ship going through all that with your words.. And i love the element of hope in the end with Lighthouse..

    • Thank you Muzer! Iam really touche dto see you enjoying every owrd of mine and being here with so much love and encouragement !

  5. Hope survives in the last! very well written.

    • Thank you Meenakshi! Isn’t it that hope is the only thing that carries us forth in any situation?

  6. Excellent poem Inspiring. Faith – Hope sustains.
    Nice one.

    • Thank you ! Its all in the belief and mine is reflected in my writings!

  7. Imagery is brilliant!

  8. Lovely !

    Read this some time back and thought you might appreciate …

    “Tho’ much is taken, much abides; and tho’
    We are not now that strength which in old days
    Moved earth and heaven, that which we are, we are,–
    One equal temper of heroic hearts,
    Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will
    To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield. ”

    –Alfred Lord Tennyson

  9. A great poem Soumyav, I really enjoy your discriptive words, which make images come so alive!

  10. nicely done…

  11. Beautifully crafted Soumya!

    • Thank you Madhu! glad to see you enjoying this!

  12. Lovely imagery dear….

  13. So lovely a composition. All the best as from me.

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