Monday, April 01, 2013

Albatross

I'm not a person easily deterred
but maybe should have listened to the tame
who warned me that this journey was absurd

I should have been more cautious as they slurred
their epithets of ridicule and shame
but I'm not a person easily deterred

the call of distant shores is what I heard
and possibly a whispering of fame.
They warned me that this journey was absurd

that no one ever came back with a word
of brand new lands to seek and claim,
I'm not a person easily deterred

so laughed and told them "Rest assured,
expansion of the kingdom is my aim!"
They told me that this journey was absurd

but I set sail, regardless of the bird
that's following my vessel lost and lame
for I'm not a person easily deterred--
They warned me that this journey was absurd.

14 comments:

Teresa Coltrin said...

oh, I really like this - a lot. Great job.

Jak Cryton said...

I've always loved "Albatross" though I'm not sure why.

Really going to enjoy following along, I cannot lie.

Great piece, keep it up!

Jak at The Cryton Chronicles & Dreams in the Shade of Ink

Carolina Diez said...

Great job! Love your poem, can't wait to read more.
Visiting from a-z challenge.
sewcarolinaknits

Lynn Proctor said...

easily one of my favs of yours--love the refrain!!

Vikki (www.the-view-outside.com) said...

Just popping in to say "hi" from the A-Z list :)

Great first post honey, good luck with the challenge xx

Donna said...

I like it! Very well done. Flows with the repeats very nicely!
Anticipating B! Do you have a particular theme you are using? Or are you keeping it open?

Pat Hatt said...

Brought the Albatross to life at your sea
And rhyming is always enjoyed by me

Grace said...

Like the adventurous spirit, answering to the call of distant shores ~

Konstanz Silverbow said...

Very Awesome! :) Love it!


Konstanz Silverbow
nothoughts2small.blogspot.com
A-to-Z April Blogging Challenge Co-host
www.a-to-zchallenge.com

Silvia Villalobos said...

Great poem not only to start the Challenge, but for the National Poetry Month (April is such a month in the U.S.). A wonderful read!
Silvia @ Silvia Writes

Kim Nelson said...

Normally I do not care for repetition of the same word or two, instead preferring rhymes or near-rhymes; but this poem is well served by the re-use of those two key words. Nicely done.

EvalinaMaria said...

Well done! Good luck with the challenge :)

rch said...

Thanks a lot everyone! I do have a theme for week one but hate to give it away so we'll see how it goes, on to B.

Lisa A. Williams said...

Wonderful poem!