Search just our sites by using our customised search engine

Unique Cottages | Electric Scotland's Classified Directory

Click here to get a Printer Friendly PageSmiley

Brought To Life
By Stanley Bruce

Listen to this poem here read by Stanley Bruce

I name this ship…….
And the bottle is smashed,
With a crash on her bow.
Shipwrights with axes,
Noisily cut the triggers,
Then silence.
All eyes affixed,
On this great steel hull,
Only friction holds her in place,
Then, I see her move,
And it raises a smile on my face.
Down the Ways, and into the harbour she goes,
The drag chains follow,
Crawling down the slip,
Screeching and squealing like a thousand mice,
Dust rising as they pull her to a halt.
She now has a name,
She’s been brought to life,
Look at her, sitting proudly in the water,
It’s amazing!

Stanley Bruce,
28th November 2019

Return to Index Page


This comment system requires you to be logged in through either a Disqus account or an account you already have with Google, Twitter, Facebook or Yahoo. In the event you don't have an account with any of these companies then you can create an account with Disqus. All comments are moderated so they won't display until the moderator has approved your comment.

comments powered by Disqus