The River’s Forgotten

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Heavy chains cling fast

Taut against move holds

Waves lapping, flow on

Rise and fall timely flux

.

Trees dripping to shore

Reflecting o’er sea view

Colours change, seasons pass

Empty deck stays unwalked

.

Seagulls screaming do fly

Nest and whiten below

Paint chips, blisters, cracks

Weather changing her face

.

Others power past ports

By wind and by thrust

No eyes cast her way

Ignored in beauty bay

.

Weed now is grown in

Hull barnacled cover

Rig lifted for scrap

Late night ripped away

.

End will not come

Just lying in Fal

Name paper deep filed

Forgot like the hulk

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Poem copyright Ron Dickerson 2012
Image copyright Rasmus Thomsen / freedigitalphotos.net

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