Neptune's Hope

Voyages made upon the great oceans
Holds many dangers for even the greatest
Of seaman daring the realms of Neptune
Through mighty storms and creatures
From the deep Neptune test the hearts
And wills of the captains who cross
The mighty gulfs unto lands far from home
Many a good soul have died beneath the waves
Failing to meet the challenges laid before them
While vile men escape their destinies with
Their ill gains gotten from those who are meek
Neptune sit and waits for the cries of help
From the true hearts seeking revenge
That he may punish the wicked with a thrust
Of his mighty Trident so his many subjects may
Feast upon their flesh as they sink into the depths
Respect the sea with a true heart that Neptune
May find you worthy and grant you a safe journey

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I grew up by the ocean and often drift across the seas as I stand upon the shores looking outward. Now I still drift occationally even though my heart is in the mountains. I can still adventure the mighty oceans of my birth.

Medically retired from the Army with a diagnosis of paranoid schizophrenia, I have travelled across the country until finally settling down in the mountains of NC. I have been seperated from my wife since 1996 and have become the best of friends ever since. I have written four books and hope to write 1/year from now on.

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  • Donna19
    Donna19over 2 years ago

    You know I love this JR. On so many levels our lives can be measured by the beautiful blue. It weekend of diving I think. Just a brilliant and uplifting work. xo

  • Many thanks Donna. It was a lot of fun writing it.

    – JRGarland

  • Robin Monroe
    Robin Monroeover 2 years ago

    wow John, a wonderful poem….I’m going to be much closer to the ocean soon and will think of this wonderful write when looking out over the blue:)

  • Beware of the pirates coming ashore and be sure to get your share of the bounty. LOL I hope you have a lot of fun there. The sea has a habit of capturing your heart and imagination. Many thanks dear friend.

    – JRGarland

  • CanyonWind
  • Many thanks POP’s. It was fun creating it.

    – JRGarland

  • Phil Campus
    Phil Campusover 2 years ago

    Love the sea. Wonderful write!!!

  • Many thanks Phil. I really appreciate it.

    – JRGarland

  • George Yesthal
    George Yesthalover 2 years ago

    Here’s an irony. I am of pure Viking blood and the ocean scare’s the hell out of me. You have capture the essence of the raw power that instills such an emotion in me.
    Great write, Johnny, me lad.

  • LOL Most of my family served in the Navy and had done so for many generations. I went Army so I could keep my feet on solid ground. I understand completely the fear of the ocean, thus I only dream of it. LOL
    Many thanks George.

    – JRGarland

  • Jan Siemucha
    Jan Siemuchaover 2 years ago

    Congrats on your feature, Lovely poem.

  • Many thanks Jan.

    – JRGarland

  • LisaMM
    LisaMMover 2 years ago

    wonderfully powerful, stormy and turbulent write JR…….one must treat all of Mother Natures realms with respect.

  • I agree, many thanks Lisa.

    – JRGarland

  • Cat Perkinton
    Cat Perkintonover 2 years ago

    This is so well composed, it gave me shivers down my spine and yet holds such a sense of wonder.

  • Arrrrr Davy Jones met Neptune and was cursed forever having to stay below and collect the dead. No one defies the mighty Neptune and gets away with it. Many thanks my dear for the respect of words given for the mighty Neptune himself. May all your voyages be safe from harm.

    – JRGarland

  • Guendalyn
    Guendalynover 2 years ago

    very very very lovely !!!

  • You’re the best!! Many thanks Guendalyn.

    – JRGarland

  • Pamela Phelps
    Pamela Phelpsover 2 years ago

    Beautifully said!

  • Many thanks Pamela.

    – JRGarland

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