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THE ANGRY SEA, a poem by Dwayne Leon Rankin, USA

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Dwayne Leon Rankin, USA



The sky was dark, all filled with doom,
Ladened down with darkened gloom .
Like heavy shrouds, those blackened clouds,
Filling all the sky.

Roiling out like death, was seen,
No light or hope from them to glean.
Filled with rain, this mortals bane,
Across the sea did ply.

Mighty did those mountains rise,
Foam topped waves that scene belies.
Those rising waves, like watery graves,
Destruction there amassed.

Grinding all found in their path,
Striking out in mortal wrath.
Crashing down on all around,
Destruction there was cast.

Thunder boomed across the way,
Light'ning struck without delay.
T'was danger found in all that sound.
That storm had reached it's peak!

One lone ship did sail through,
Harried by that storming brew.
Tossed to and fro, that ship did go,
It's saving there to seek.

With sails ripped and strength all spent,
Reeling back and forth it went.
Without a hope, it could not cope
With those waves that be.

The winds and waves from that dark storm,
Across that ship, it all did swarm.
That ship, it sank! of death, it drank!
Beneath that angry sea.

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bdSQmJeRSeAFlvGPtj1mSKP Im thankful for the blog.Really thank you! Will read on...USA4/1/2014 8:29:37 AM
vbNKNTRZMePXrxcmtoyYO1G Im thankful for the post.Thanks Again. Want more.USA3/22/2014 9:45:47 AM
ZrSCQUktqAQLnsKHD3 Very good article post.Much thanks again. Cool.USA11/17/2013 10:03:26 AM
Dwayne RankinThank you very much Lynda, that means a lot coming from someone of you your talent. USA9/9/2011 7:34:25 PM
Lynda D'souzaBrilliant! What vivid imagery - a well deserved win. Keep writing- what a blessed gift.AUSTRALIA9/9/2011 6:09:51 PM
Dwayne RankinTo anonymous.. Thanks for your response to my poem "The Angry Sea". Am glad you found it interesting. USA8/28/2011 4:04:08 PM
Really interesting blog, keep up the good work!8/27/2011 9:21:11 AM
Dwayne RankinThank you very much Purabi, hope you had a towel handy so that you could dry yourself off after reading this one.. HA!! USA7/18/2011 5:49:09 PM
Purabi BhattacharyaThank you so much for sharing such a grave much told.perfect imagery, perfected all the more with the rhymes. what a flow!the splash thrashed me hard! By the way,Congratulations on a well deserved win!!!India7/18/2011 12:16:38 PM
Dwayne RankinThank you Jacinta, Always a pleasure to here from you. Thanks for your comments and hope that you have a great weekend.USA7/17/2011 3:44:55 PM
Jacinta RamayahWow! Sheer mastery in your use of words, Dwayne - grinding, striking, crashing - powerful imagery. Congratulations on your win!Malaysia7/17/2011 1:20:09 PM
Dwayne RankinThank you Okolo, I found myself carried as I was writing this one.. sometimes it seems that they almost write themselves. Thanks for your wonderful comment. I do appreciate it very much. USA7/17/2011 12:05:38 AM
Okolo ChinyereugoCongratulation Dwayne, you carried our imagination along in this top place deserving masterpiece. Great poetry.Nigeria7/16/2011 11:40:39 PM
Dwayne RankinThank you very much Maria, appreciate your reading and commenting on this poem.USA6/25/2011 1:56:03 PM
Maria Garcia cuervaWhat a beautiful poem, Dwayne! Congratulations!Argentina6/25/2011 1:23:15 PM
Dwayne RankinThank you Osman. USA6/24/2011 7:25:23 AM
Osman GaniCongratulations Sir on your winning the poetry contest.Such a wonderful poem! :)Bangladesh6/24/2011 4:30:22 AM
Dwayne RankinThank you Elizabeth, Thank you.. The Sea is so fascinating to me in all its forms, from the calm quiet sea to the sea torn with rage and strife, Still it is a wild thing no matter what its tempermate is at the time. So glad that you like this one.. USA6/22/2011 6:01:13 PM
Elizabeth Padillo OlesenDwayne, as always - you have the language, the structure, the form, the movement and the content. Very beautiful. I love poems about the sea, especially the angry sea. Thank you very much and congratulations! Denmark 6/22/2011 4:47:06 PM
Dwayne RankinThank you Mary and Dowel, I am truly thankful and appreciative of all the comments that I am receiving on this poem. Am still a little overwhelmed by winning Mays contest. Did not expect to what with all the wonderful poems by all the talented writers there. USA6/22/2011 2:13:53 PM
Dwayne RankinTony, thank you so much for your wonderful response. I don't know what to say about it. I am over whelmed. Pleased as well.. HA!! USA6/22/2011 7:13:24 AM
Dwayne RankinRichard, I can't believe that I placed first, especially after reading the "competition" out there. Your piece was so extraordinary that I am stunned. Thanks so much for your great critique of this work as well. Am totally stunned. Thanks so much for your comments. USA6/22/2011 7:11:12 AM
Dwayne RankinThanks so much Caril. I have to say that it was somewhat hard for me to get to sleep last night after discovering this news. USA6/22/2011 7:08:45 AM
Dwayne RankinThanks So much Gail, especially coming from you.USA6/22/2011 7:07:39 AM
Dowell ObaWell descriptive images capturing adequate visuals of the angry storm and sea. You give the reader a very clear picture of the horrific happenings of the storm, making us visualize the weather with the frightening tension it brings, as we picture it carefully in your words. Congratulations Dwayne! Truly a poetic masterpiece of visible talent.Nigeria6/22/2011 6:30:07 AM
Mary CecilTremendous poem with such vivid description and excellent use of words Well doneNorthern Ireland6/22/2011 6:17:15 AM
Gail KayCongratulations Dwayne you really 'captured' it! I can't think of anything to add onto what has already been said. A great poem!Australia6/22/2011 4:49:35 AM
Caril RidleyWhat a powerful poem The Angry Sea Spoke among the words Dwayne Leon Rankin wrote.USA6/22/2011 4:24:53 AM
Richard GildeaHello Dwayne, I am so pleased for you my friend, having read my previous response to this piece I am not surprised. You have penned so many wonderful poems of late, any one of which would be a winner as far as I am concerned. Whenever I see one of your poems posted, I know in anticipation it will be a special offering from a poet of extraordinary talent. God Bless my friend, regards RichardUK6/22/2011 3:22:24 AM
A powerful drama, laden with fear and awe, the wrath of the mighty ocean. Tumultuously penned with harsh, grinding prose crashing deeper into the maelstrom, apt and deftly composed with respect and a mariner's understanding of 'The Angry Sea'. Deserving gold. Congratulations my friend. I read with salty lips and fear. Excellence indeed. In admiration, Tony. 6/22/2011 12:24:26 AM
Dwayne RankinThanks very much Shane, its ok. the more the merrier HA!! Have to say that I am a bit overwhelmed at being picked first place. Read the others and, well, am surprised. Thanks so much for your wonderful comments.. USA6/21/2011 10:58:42 PM
Dwayne RankinThank you Marcia, I am stunned by this. I've read so many good ones from the contest list. And after just reading the other two poems that have placed I am surprised at being picked. So glad that I didn't have to make the choice.. Thanks bunch for your words.USA6/21/2011 10:56:51 PM
Marcia SchechingerBravo Dwayne meticulous, versatile and captivating a poet with talent and style. Congratulations my friend, a well deserved win. :)USA6/21/2011 10:50:23 PM
Shane RichardsDwayne this is a fantastic poem, well written and a deserving winner. The poem really does describe the awesome power of the sea, and shows you to have a great talent. p.s sorry if there are two messages from me, my computers playing up a bit at the momentuk6/21/2011 10:38:24 PM
Shane RichardsWell done on winning the competition Dwayne, this is a fantastic poem, which very well illustrates the awesome power of the sea, a fantastic end enjoyable read. uk6/21/2011 10:23:43 PM
VoicesNet NewsWe have a winner!!!! Congrats!!!USA6/21/2011 10:08:03 PM
Dwayne RankinTo Osman, Shelly and Richard so much appreciate your comments on this poem.. It was really a joy to write. A little different style than I am used to write but thought it turned out well. Hope that you all have a great day and up and coming weekend as well. USA5/24/2011 2:39:05 PM
ShelleyA lovely poem of the mighty sea!South Africa5/24/2011 1:57:35 PM
Richard GildeaHello Dwayne, Apologies for missing this fabulous offering during my absence. The mighty power of the sea comes to life with 'The swell effect' you have achieved within your rhyme. The sights and sounds of nature at its most terrifying, beautifully expressed with descriptive phrase "Like heavy shrouds, those blackened clouds" and "Those rising waves, like watery graves". "Without a hope, it could not cope" sets the scene for the final tragedy 'Of men that go down to the sea in ships'. Just wonderful Dwayne, I wish you the best of luck with this fine effort. God Bless my friend, regards RichardUK5/24/2011 1:30:49 PM
Osman Ganigreat use of appropriate diction that depicts the anger of sea more effectively. thanks. Nice poem.:)Bangladesh5/24/2011 10:01:52 AM
Dwayne RankinThank you Lynne, My sister thought it was too sad but that is a part of the Sea, not always a happy ending.. Glad you like it.USA5/23/2011 2:08:57 PM
Lynne CThis poem is rhythmic as the ocean Dwayne. Great imagery too. It brought to mind how cruel the sea can be. Good job!UK5/23/2011 11:17:16 AM
Dwayne RankinThank you so much Marcia, for your fine words of encouragement. This one did take a while to achieve the desired effect when I read it. Took a while to find the right ending as well. The lost ship hit it just right I think. Hope this Monday goes well with you as well the rest of the week. It's May, the month of joy :-) so enjoy. USA5/2/2011 2:07:15 PM
Marcia SchechingerDwayne spectacular, the rhythm in this poem upon reading takes one on the savage trip about this ship at sea. Quick descriptive words, one feels the danger as they join the lost vessel. You have a wonderful way, rather it be adventurous as this poem, or soft in nature to select word usage that sets a perfect rhythm and tone to clasp the reader in. Thank you Dwayne for this marvelous and frightening venture. USA5/2/2011 11:10:30 AM
Dwayne Rankinwell Kat, thank you very much.. been working on this for about 3 weeks only to start over this morning and complete it.. I gotta say, this is a wonderful response. And I dooooo appreciate it.. now go on out there and have a wonderful day.. :-DUSA5/1/2011 4:41:39 PM
Kat CourtneyThis is an amazing poem. I love the details and the way you make the poem flow. Heck I just I love the whole thing!USA5/1/2011 1:19:12 PM


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