The Island

poem by: Christopher Russon
Written on Dec 20, 2016

I am living on an island
Surrounded by the sea
Howling winds and heavy waves
Are heading straight to me.

I live inside a cottage,
A fire and cosy room
In the morning I rise early
For the boats will come in soon.

I love this little island,
Together we will be
The power of the rising tide
Still we live in harmony.

The hawking sound of seagulls
The fishermen in the bay
The country pub where we all meet
At the end of a working day.

My cottage near the seashore
We are friends and not of foe
We live and bond together
As the mighty waters flow.

This story has a moral
A lesson that we can learn
When there is friction on this island
The tide can always turn.


Tags: happy, rhyme, faith, hope,

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Cecilia Crasto commented:
Makes me want to find an idyllic place like this and escape the busyness of life, very good ending.
Christopher Russon commented:
Thank you for your comment Cecilia.I really have a thing about tiny islands surrounded bye sea.
Siobhan Donegan commented:
Lovely - question to the author - can I please frame it for my mum?
Christopher Russon commented:
Please do Siobhan thank thank you for your comment.
A previous user commented:
Good rhyme. Sounds like a nice place to get stranded.
Edward shields commented:
Good poem, makes me feel like going fishing.
S Black commented:
Great poem, I used to live on the Shetland islands so can relate, esp pub after work where everyone does meet!! Love wild weather and waves also. Miss island life
Christopher Russon commented:
Thank you for comment Edward glad you liked my poem.
Christopher Russon commented:
Thank you for your comment. I would love to live on the Shetlands move their tomorrow if my wife wanted to
Maria Williams commented:
Where is this island? I can almost see it. Well written
Christopher Russon commented:
Thank you Maria,any island that is surrounded by heavy seas.I love islands.
Piya Paul Mudgal commented:
We all are islands in ourselves, inhabited yet alone..Nice poem
Christopher Russon commented:
In the words of poul simon I am a rock.great song.Thank you for your lovely comment.
Frank byrne commented on Sep 12, 2017 at 8:19pm
That's a very good poem Chris....sometimes I wish that I was alone on a deserted island.....I'm sure I would survive.....loved the poem.
Fadrian Bartley commented on Jan 13, 2018 at 12:56am
very good
Christopher Russon commented on Jan 13, 2018 at 10:17am
Thank you Fadrian for your means alot to me.


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