Penelope’s Poems

April 6, 2009

The Ghost Ship

Filed under: poetry — penelopephoebe @ 8:14 am

The Ghost Ship

The creature, its middle years approaching,

Was fierce; a fading beauty swift to rage,

Yet stroking the egos it did engage

In conversation How it took to wing,

Soaring above the morbid dross of life

Nothing touched it; no salt on this birds tail.

Then he appeared, a ghost ship in full sail;

Wielding covert endearments like a knife.

The creature faltered in mid flight and fell,

Her heart tattooing wildly in despair

He said “But all I wanted was to care.

My love can’t be the cause of your death knell.”

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17 Comments »

  1. dear pen,
    fabulous.
    trisha

    Comment by trisha — April 10, 2009 @ 7:10 pm | Reply

    • Cheers, Trisha

      Comment by penelopephoebe — October 4, 2010 @ 10:09 pm | Reply

  2. “Wielding covert endearments like a knife.” – My favorite line!

    Comment by anacronk — October 4, 2010 @ 6:02 pm | Reply

    • Thank you, Paola.

      Comment by penelopephoebe — October 4, 2010 @ 10:07 pm | Reply

  3. fantastic poem!

    Comment by Jingle — October 4, 2010 @ 6:08 pm | Reply

    • Thanx, Jingle.

      Comment by penelopephoebe — October 4, 2010 @ 10:10 pm | Reply

  4. Her heart tattooing wildly.. what a poignant words.. njoyed reading and the ending was great.. thanks Penelope for sharing…

    ॐ नमः शिवाय
    Om Namah Shivaya
    Twitter: @VerseEveryDay
    Blog: http://shadowdancingwithmind.blogspot.com

    Comment by Shashi — October 5, 2010 @ 11:37 am | Reply

  5. “covert endearments like a knife.” Outrageous! This was haunting – no pun intended – visual, visceral, right on the mark. Thanks to Jingle for getting me in touch with yet another gifted poet! Amy Barlow Liberatore

    Comment by Sharp Little Pencil — October 5, 2010 @ 7:53 pm | Reply

    • Amy, thank you so much for the lovely comment.

      Comment by penelopephoebe — October 5, 2010 @ 8:26 pm | Reply

  6. support us by visiting a few poets near your entry.
    thanks for the contribution…

    here is one of mine:
    http://jingleyanqiu.wordpress.com/2010/10/04/what-can-you-see/

    Comment by Jingle — October 6, 2010 @ 12:45 am | Reply

    • Hiya Jingle. My head is spinning from visiting all the wonderful poets you have on here.

      Comment by penelopephoebe — October 6, 2010 @ 4:50 am | Reply

  7. Wow, loved the ending of your outstanding poem, found it haunting and very visual! Thanks for linking with Potluck xx

    Comment by buttercup600 — October 6, 2010 @ 6:09 am | Reply

    • Cheers, my dear.

      Comment by penelopephoebe — October 6, 2010 @ 7:09 am | Reply

  8. Oh my. Does read like a story. Like much. Thank you. Last lines:a chill! 🙂

    Happy potluck. Hope you are enjoying your visitors and vists.

    Comment by Jamie Dedes — October 6, 2010 @ 5:21 pm | Reply

    • Thanks, Jamie. I am really enjoying being part of this poetry circle.

      Comment by penelopephoebe — October 6, 2010 @ 5:37 pm | Reply


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