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"Riding the Wave" by Eric Wayne Flynn

Updated on November 9, 2015

"Riding the Wave"

Lost at sea

An aimless arrow floundering in an abyss of deep blue

Purpose proposes to the perplexed vessel

Constellations act as his guide

His pen his paddle, his paper his board

Tools of his trade, tools for his tomorrow

Pools of ink needed to plunge deep into his sorrow

With every word that hits the page, they tell of places he's been

Every experience from every age; creating a mighty wind

A cool breeze, finally at ease, he sees the wind has created a wave

Up from his knees, finally he sees, his answer is here, he's saved

A kiss of blue, pushes the poets pen, lovingly against his pad

A kiss of blue, poets push for truth, believing they've something to add

A prisoner exiled to deep depths, he rides his wave to the shore assured it exists, due to the one seen in his dreams

Inertia keeps him moving, motivated and energized, sun will shine on sand for reaching the shore is surely man's theme

Our hero, spotting the land, still a few miles out to sea

Wondering, if what he's learned on his wave, will benefit others than he

Land Ho!

Drying out his clothes, laying out his prose, developing his name and digging for truth in the sand with his toes

Developing and digging are painful, period... But, that's how digging for development goes

Not worried about what land loving philistines think of his time spent out on his wave

The pirate of the deep blue jumps back on his board again, for the board shall now be his grave

Off he goes, waving to the asylum, finding asylum in the sun and the sea

His pen, pad and mind afloat on the horizon, floating out happily is he

The sun sets as the pirate poet drifts away, way way out into the blue

Soon; riding the wave again, this ride of his, all that he longs to do


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    • Eric Flynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Wayne Flynn 

      2 years ago from Providence, Rhode Island

      Thanks MssKrss, I will take a look into your poetry.


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      Kristin Currin-Sheehan 

      2 years ago from San Clemente, CA

      "A kiss of blue, poets push for truth, believing they've something to add" Seriously doppleganger! Please enjoy my poem "A Montar" in my poetry collection: The Bedroom

    • Eric Flynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Wayne Flynn 

      5 years ago from Providence, Rhode Island

      Thanks again Eddy, I gotta hop on over to your page to do some reading of me own.


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      5 years ago from Wales

      A wonderful read and thanks for sharing.


    • Eric Flynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Wayne Flynn 

      5 years ago from Providence, Rhode Island

      Thank you M K, I appreciate the kind words.


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      M K Paul 

      5 years ago from India

      It's a nice poetry cum story...Thanks for sharing

    • Eric Flynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Wayne Flynn 

      5 years ago from Providence, Rhode Island

      Thanks Jodah, I think all writers can put themselves in the role of the "pirate poet" due to the fact that seekers of truth are considered outcast or cast aways. Thanks for the support.


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      John Hansen 

      5 years ago from Queensland Australia

      A rollicking tale in a poem Eric. I love the thought of a 'pirate poet'. Thanks for the adventure.


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