It’s Thursday, and that means it’s also time for some poetry with Pam and her boys, Teddy and Angel Sammy at Two Spoiled Cats.
This was today’s photo inspiration provided by Pam and her guys last week:
And here’s my poem:
We’re salty old tars and we’ve seen some high seas,
but rarely do they bring us to our knees.
But this time was different: we needed rescue.
A shipmate was hurt: there was nothing more we could do.
We soon knew that help was nearby,
but they couldn’t reach us; the swells were too high.
But they quickly came up with a plan
to escort our vessel closer to land.
In calmer waters, with acts quick and brave,
the heroes came through and a life was saved.
Oftentimes, when I see one of Pam’s photos for Poetry Thursday, I am curious about the picture: what is the story behind it, who was the photographer, etc. So this week, as I was working on a poem for today, I happened to Google the ship number on the fishing vessel in the picture. My search turned up another photo, courtesy of Flickr, and the caption tells about the event, which happened in March of 2013 . My poem was inspired by Pam’s photo and is based on this caption:
~These Days Of Mine~
Great poem! I knew the back story too – and find it so amazing that nothing stops a rescue even high seas. Thank heavens for rescuers of ALL kinds from animals to humans to the skies and sea. Good job!
A Great poem again! And your eyes are amazing to pick up the ship number and search out the back story. I LOVE it all!!!
The poem is so good as yours always are, but that back story also makes it amazing.
Way to research, Dianna!!! Wonderful poem!!
Great job of researching. Your poem echoes the danger and the rescue perfectly. 🙂
A picture paints a thousand words … & you obviously picked up on the tone and feel of the situation from the partial pic – the full image just shows it all ! Great poem ..