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Rocking Horse Boats
by Kevin S. Hart

Thursday, May 04, 2006
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Bold twilight strokes fade,


Lost in dense haze of sweet burnt chocolate,


Spiced sugar mingled with Spanish leather


As he litters unlined linen with words


Worn thoughts, coarse and fine


 


Leans back, aching, drinks wine, pores over time


Pages torn from stained logs, plans lost at sea


Adrift, days out from Tegucigalpa,


Kingstown, Havana


 


As he reefed bed sheets on rocking horse boats


Stared down storms on nascent horizon while


One by one, he counted wizened gulls' cries


Signs that shoals were close


 


Ahead, pirate haven too real for play


Promises made only to be broken


Young man’s paradise offered and bought


Cassandra’s landfall


 


Travels no more with


The Gentleman Corsair of Bourbon Street


Lives now through his pen, not youth’s made up days


Lights a perfecto, moves fist to clean page


Dreams are dear, worlds cheat.


 

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Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 5/5/2006
Well written Kevin!!

Love tinka
Reviewed by E T Waldron 5/4/2006
I enjoyed the visuals in this poem. It reminded me of my brother who was a seaman. Beautifully written!

eT



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