He sails with dogged determination

The seas that show no grace or mercy

Voices reaching a violent frequency

Winds churning up loud screams

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This persistent harrowing tinnitus

Has turned his innards into mush

His blood begins to coagulate

As the memory makes him falter

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Sharp salt spray he tastes on his lips

Bullet raindrops injure his weathered face

Feelings, now, don’t seem to permeate

He’s just a man with a monster to slay.

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Far ahead his dead dark eyes catch

The glistening mass of that murderous Leviathan

Gliding smoothly along with a nauseating hiss

Boastful beast craving flesh of innocent man

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His cephalic vein pulsates with pent up rage

As his strong arms grasp the steel spear

Flattening his hand along the blade

Prepared to meet its cruel radial gaze

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Then he sees it, he had missed it at first

A small flutter in the now still waters

Trailing behind its mother confusedly

Keeping up the pace with soft whimpers

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He stands transfixed as if struck by lightning

Something tugs at the heart he thought didn’t exist

He falls to his knees and cries as he remembers

His son’s last words : “Papa, don’t hurt the big fish”

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Dear Readers,

This poem has been written as a response to word prompt Wordle #70 by MindLoveMiserysMenagerie.

The rules were as follows:

Use at least 10 of the words to create a story or poem

The words can appear in an alternate form

Use the words in any order that you like.

1. Flatten

2. Cephalic (relating to the head)

3. Coagulate

4. Innards

5. Frequency

6. Hiss

7. Tinnitus (a ringing or similar sensation of sound in the ears)

8. Spear

9. Spray

10. Radial

11. Leviathan (a large marine animal such as a whale, anything of immense size and power such as a ship)

12. Dogged

I’ve been staring at these words since Monday, and though I had an idea about where to go with it, I kept putting it off. So this should really be titled Procrastination :p 

Thank you MindLoveMiserysMenagerie for another great word prompt. Hope you all enjoyed reading it as well.


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