Poetry By Chuck



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When a man is lost at sea
in the inky blackness of night
and the forces of darkness seem to be
drowning him and his life.

When his surroundings are not free
but his mind tells him they are
that's when he needs to see
a lifeboat from afar.

The only choice he has
the only thing he can control
is himself,
and he's bound by rope.

His life has been a rope.
One that is consumed by its length.
A feeling that comes over him
like a bound blanket.

Where there has been
so little hope
along the twisted knots
of rope.

There is inside
a heart of gold
one that believes in life
and wants to be bold.

Take away all his troubles
relieve all his pain
release his spirit
and leave him hollow.

Then let someone
find that space
and fill it up
with love.

He is lost at sea
in the wind and rain
of a life that is
and the tides are against him.
Like an iceburg
Alone in the warm ocean
Adrift without self motion

Author notes

Written January 11th, 2006


  • A Miserable Romance
    April 13, 2006
    I have a poem with the same title, but it is more of a story of a woman whose husband was lost at sea...anyways good job!! you captured the moment and the feelings

  • LaKitKat
    April 13, 2006
    This is a great popem, you have real talent. Thank you for sharing. I look forward to reading more of your work.
  • OctoberRain
    April 13, 2006
    I like it!  I love poems that rhymn and you seem to have that down. So I just like the imagery it puts inside you mind. I can sit here and read it with pictures floating through my head. 
  • littlesmile
    April 13, 2006
    this is a good poem i think it is sad in a way but it is still good and u really feel bad for the guy u know well......... keep up the good work
  • gone for good-
    April 13, 2006
    I enjoyed this . you have talant . thanks for sharing