Poseidon
by Jennifer Coleman

Ten thousand years asleep, asleep
Beneath the caverns of the deep,
The monster rears his head again
To take revenge on worlds of men.
With hiss and snarl and firm-set jaw,
The monster bears each tooth and claw
And bounds for surface, sun and sky,
For sails the ship, the Terrified.
He rips the sail and splits the bow,
The horror and the panic grow.
The crew and pilot turn to flee
And pray for mercy from the sea.
They sink to haunt the ocean realms,
The captain standing at the helm.
The waters now at last are still
The evil one has had his fill.
The sky as blue as was before,
Poseidon lies becalmed once more.
Ten thousand years asleep, asleep
Beneath the caverns of the deep.

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Poem Copyright 2009 by Jennifer Coleman

 

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