Friday, October 21, 2016

Landlubber poem


Landlubber

The ship rolled one way
my head and stomach another
breathe deep, refreshing sea air
reflect on mariner history
wooden ships and canvas sails
morphed into metal magnificence
tons  displacing water as engines roar
crew members press pulley buttons
to raise anchor
haunted by sea chanteys and rum casks
tourists graze buffet tables and neon-lit bars

I survey the waves
seek out land ahoy

or 

go find dramamine

18 comments:

  1. Hi Joanne - oh yes that landlubber's relief ... feet on dry land ... lovely poem - well done ..cheers Hilary

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    1. thanks. I like the sea and boats and ships, but my stomach does not always cooperate

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  2. Cute! I have never been on a cruise, so I don't know if I would have gotten seasick. Been on the water at various times but never a long cruise.

    Betty

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    1. It made me off kilter. I used meds for preventative sake. Ray only needed it one night

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  3. I'm a little seasick just reading this. Great poem! I hope all the fun and adventure and sights that you saw more than made up for having to suffer through the seasickness. Have a great weekend!

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    1. Absolutely. I was always a carsick kid too. I know to have drops behind the ears and pills. They work ahead of time

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  4. haha the life of a landlubber at sea can sure not cause glee

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  5. I don't think I've ever been seasick. I wouldn't think you could feel anything on those big cruise ships unless there was a storm.

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    1. guess I'm sensitive. The one night the captain did announce heavy waves and Ray felt that

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  6. Funny, but I don't think I ever got sick on a boat. Maybe because I was enjoying the experience so much. But I HAVE gotten seasick at carnivals and on porch swings. Go figure...

    Love your poem. Have a fantastic weekend.

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    1. Thanks. I can no longer do roller coasters either. Enjoy your weekend too

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  7. Yes I can remember crossing the English Channel when a child and feeling distinctly queasy for a while when we ran into a small storm at sea. I also find it funny when we've been on our narrow boat for some time and then getting off and finding my body keeps on slowly rocking for some time after!! Enjoy your weekend, Joanne :)
    Special Teaching at Pempi’s Palace

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    1. I remember crossing the Channel on a high school trip and just about thought I was going to die. That was rough!!!

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  8. Wonderful Joanne a joy to read.
    Yvonne.

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  9. how sweet .
    this reveals your deep attachment with sea travelling

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    1. oh yes, I want to, but my head and stomach don't cooperate

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