SHIPWRECKED

Ironclay
Posted September 22, 2020

A woman and her child on a life boat

Drifting on the blue, looking afloat

Just enough space for their bodies

And a little space for their necessities

The waves tossing them to and fro

No land to step on, nowhere to go,

At times sharks surround them, she knew it

Savage jaws that could rend them in pieces

While she still could not fathom the lost of her ship

All that she toiled for, where she tied all her dreams,

She contends with raging thoughts, seeking inner peace

But, when she's wearied, the waters call her

"Come, yield to me, you'll forget your misery,"

While it sounds soothing, appealing gentle pleas

For her tired body, it's impossible to resist

But, something's telling her. "That will drag you abyss."

Then, she turns to see her child playing,

She sings, she giggles like death is nothing,

Her eyes are glowing like they know no dimming

Speaks her dreams out like there's no heart-losing

Surges the woman's hope when she feels like quitting,

To look up and believe, Rescue is Coming!

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Hello, IronClay,

Wow, another great poem from you. It speaks to me again, as a mother, sometimes it's our children that motivates us to keep on fighting when we lost hope. There is strength when we look up, indeed. I know so. I can prove that in my life. Rescue does come!

Thank you for sharing this with us!

Ironclay
Sep 24
Sep 24

Hello Karen,
Thanks!. You're right, our children move us in our core and even if the home is broken, as in my case, life goes on because of the One whom we look up to and the little one by our sides..Thanks!
Kind Regards,
Ironclay

Oh, dear, you're so strong to survive a broken home. Amen, dear. Please keep on writing. Your words are empowering! You're welcome.

Ironclay
Sep 28
Sep 28

Thanks Karen.. Please keep on writing too!.

Sabiha Hasan
Sep 24
Sep 24

Beautiful poem of hope in life of a women coz of her child

Ironclay
Sep 28
Sep 28

Thanks Sabiha. Children are beautiful souls that make life more colorful!

Nini Mappo
Sep 24
Sep 24

Hello Ironclay,
I love the imagery of the sea, turbulence, loneliness, feeling like the odds are against you. The redemptive imagery of the child as a mightier than the sea too, is beautiful. I am glad that she survives ;)

Ironclay
Sep 28
Sep 28

Hello Nini,
Your comment make me feel that a poet is reviewing my work. Thanks and I'm glad they survived too! It has been a very risky ride in life but they're surviving and hopefully looking forward to their brighter future!.

Millynairi
Oct 03
Oct 03

Dear Ironclay,
This is beautifully written. What can I say, He who is in us is greater and He gives us strength to carry on despite the storms of life. Thanks for sharing.

Ironclay
Oct 05
Oct 05

Dear Millynairi,
Thank you.. He who is in us is greater indeed!. He will never leave us nor forsake us.. Life may look crazy and messy but He makes all things to work together for good to them who loves Him...

Adanna
Oct 13
Oct 13

Nice one IronClay!

Thank you for sharing.

Love,
Adanna