Sunk To The Depths

Hurricane winds increasing, wind jammer keeling
floors becoming ceilings, water takes on new meaning
 ship turns turtle in a flash, all around galley bottles smash
lights black out with a crash, got to get out fast
 day light streaming through an open door
struggle through what is now the floor
body oh so drained and sore
water surging in with a roar
 drowning now a possibility, water rising above my knees
breath beginning to seize, why are they such cruel and callous seas
 sea water now in my lungs, I can taste salt upon my tongue
feel so highly strung, my swan song is now sung
 my life flashes before my very eyes
and I begin to cry
but I don't want to die
someone help, oh please try
 water is now over my head, my prayers have now been said
I think, now I'm surely dead, float to the surface instead
 after what seems an eternity a saviour gives my hand a squeeze
oh God thank you please, I am now so safe and free.
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Submitted on May 27, 2013

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Closest metre Iambic hexameter
Characters 907
Words 176
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 20

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