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!.

26 thoughts on “THE SINKING SHIP !

  1. djmatticus January 24, 2013 / 3:50 am

    fantastic imagery, nicely done

    • soumyav January 24, 2013 / 2:25 pm

      Thank you Matt for being here and enjoying the lines!

  2. Manu Kurup January 24, 2013 / 7:53 am

    Wonderfully written poem, Soumya.🙂
    Loved the imagery.

    • soumyav January 24, 2013 / 2:25 pm

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

  3. Sharmishtha January 24, 2013 / 9:36 am

    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!

    • soumyav January 24, 2013 / 2:17 pm

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

  4. muZer January 24, 2013 / 11:34 am

    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..

    • soumyav January 24, 2013 / 2:18 pm

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

  5. meenakshi January 24, 2013 / 11:37 am

    Hope survives in the last! very well written.

    • soumyav January 24, 2013 / 2:19 pm

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

  6. lvsrao January 24, 2013 / 12:37 pm

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

    • soumyav January 24, 2013 / 2:19 pm

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

  7. nabadip January 24, 2013 / 1:12 pm

    Imagery is brilliant!

  8. Tatsat January 24, 2013 / 8:38 pm

    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

    • soumyav January 25, 2013 / 1:16 am

      Its a wonderful share ! loved this!

  9. Wendell A. Brown January 25, 2013 / 4:55 am

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

  10. vimal January 25, 2013 / 9:08 pm

    nicely done…

  11. Madhu January 25, 2013 / 10:00 pm

    Beautifully crafted Soumya!

    • soumyav January 26, 2013 / 2:08 am

      Thank you Madhu! glad to see you enjoying this!

    • soumyav January 28, 2013 / 1:31 pm

      THank you so much!

  12. neelkanth February 10, 2013 / 6:32 pm

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

    • soumyav February 10, 2013 / 7:15 pm

      Thank you very much for your kind wishes

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