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The Ebbing Sea of Good Fortune

February 22, 2011
By BrightBurningCampeador PLATINUM, Portland, Oregon
BrightBurningCampeador PLATINUM, Portland, Oregon
42 articles 11 photos 333 comments

I rise and fall
On the ebbing sea
Of good fortune
Accompanied by the cold song
Of coins changing hand
And the hypnotic rasp
Of oft creased bills
The days of revelry
Of silk
Of fine wines
And lavish feasts
Long ago departed
But a man may dream
Of the fate
That could have been
And never will be now
Unless the sea
Of good fortune
Should be stoked once again

The author's comments:
This poem is about a man who was born into wealth, but lost it at the card table.

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This article has 4 comments.

on Aug. 4 2011 at 9:58 pm
Raytheraym PLATINUM, Belton, Missouri
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Great job! I love your word choice!

on Jul. 19 2011 at 1:16 pm
ohheyyyelli SILVER, Woonsocket, Rhode Island
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Description is great and it flows so well. Brilliantley written

on Jul. 1 2011 at 8:48 pm
TwasBrilling BRONZE, Staunton, Va, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"The owl of Minerva spreads its wings only with the falling of the dusk" -H.W. Hegel

"Words are our most inexhaustable source of magic' -Albus Dumbledore

Wow. I LOVE this. ..and I must agree..Great imagery! My favorite line(s) is the 'accompanied by the cold song/of coins changing hand'. But really...I love the whole thing. 

on Jun. 18 2011 at 5:12 pm
Alcanno DIAMOND, Mexia, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"If you love life, don't waste time, for time is what life is
made up of."

-- Bruce Lee

I like this a lot. Great imagery (which seems to be common in the majority of your poems that I've read so far :)!