Circumnavigation In Riot

By Rebs

Breathe in the Azores High
Move gracefully in the thin air
Waving crowds make no never mind
Engine revving the waves
Altruistic rays of sunshine coordinate

On the Trade Winds edges
Cut through to roll the nautical dice
For good measure the miles pass
Ride the swift breeze to the curve
Stars align in a celestial compass

Tip a hat to Saint Helena's bounty
Love rocks the Cape of Good Hope
Will and won't or my Will in bed
Green flash of the Flying Dutchman
At the end of the world legends live

Surf the lighting into the unmapped ice
Insanity rides on the thunder's coattails
Kissing distant minds in the rainfall
Rogue waves threaten a tiny focal point
Only for my force to punch through them

Palm the peeling paint on the boat deck
Splinters crack under bleeding pressure
Boats cracked on the invisible lines
Isolation leaves the deep blue wide open
Call out to the depths that sing loudly

Kiss the shining beacons in gratitude
Trod across the blight of Cape Horn
Love finds me by my Will alone
Resting moss walks away to the sea
Once again the fray is invitational

Howl vibrations through the Doldrums
Becalmed albeit not for much longer
Prayers become vocal in earnest
Mental test of the unlikeliest kind
Strength of my guts prevails at last

Revel in the spirit of the Gulf Stream
Whimsical winds move their own way
Nature's last ride sends a driven message
Applause for all who dare this trek
The right of passage writes on eternal pages

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Copyright 2017 J. Irene
Published on Saturday, November 11, 2017.     Filed under: "Personal" and "Poetry"

Author's Note:

This poem was inspired by the ultimate in maritime adventures: The Volvo Ocean Race (one of the things on my bucket list). I hope that y'all enjoy this.
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  • HighlandHillbilly On Monday, December 25, 2017, HighlandHillbilly (135)By person wrote:

    do it rebs! that would be awesome!

  • Jerry stiles On Monday, November 13, 2017, Jerry stiles (378)By person wrote:

    Great work rebs,,keep it up,,

  • Kaiser Black On Sunday, November 12, 2017, Kaiser Black (1511)By person wrote:

    I love when you take me on a ride rebs. I never want it to end while reading. Excellent.

  • SolApathy On Sunday, November 12, 2017, SolApathy (390)By person wrote:

    ...All I have to says is that we all know...- You are the riot :)

  • worm On Sunday, November 12, 2017, worm (1524)By person wrote:

    I can still feel the ocean spray... Rebs, you, my dear, are truly a master poet! you're imagery is without equal... when I need to be inspired, all I do is read your beautiful mind! ~worm~

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