Poetry on the Odyssey: Underwater
Start writing a post
Lifestyle

Poetry on the Odyssey: Underwater

I almost feel that I'm over-prepared knowing that I don't know what is down there.

73
Poetry on the Odyssey: Underwater
Alexandra Rose

I turn to my right,

and there is nothing but endless water,

the water lines up with the horizon perfectly,

that I don't know where the water ends


I turn to my left,

and I see the same thing


Don't worry, we'll be here,

my friends say as they sit across me on the boat,

They lower me down to the water.

With the swimsuit, and mask,

I almost feel that I'm over-prepared,

knowing that I don't know what is down there.


Do you want to go over the plan again?

One of my friends asks.

Just swim straight down,

look for the sunken ship,

and swim right back up.

I say, for the fifth time since we left shore


I take a deep breath,

and dive down.

Flipping the switch on my flashlight,

a little fish pokes its face into the light,

and then swims away.


I navigate through the water,

passing through the seaweed

as it brushes my face,

I hit the ship with my knees.


Are you there?

I hear through the earpiece,

Yes,

I murmur, as I rub my knees,

and paddle my way into the ship.


The deeper I float into the ship,

the darker it gets,

I crack open the first box that I see sitting on the ship.

Empty.

I move further down to the next room,

pushing it open,

opening up to captain's quarters.


I swim towards the sides to find a rusty

old moldy box

I try to wedge it open,

but no luck.

I keep trying to get the box to open.


Next thing I know I'm falling straight down to the front of the ship,

passed the box, and passed the desk where the shelves all slide open.


The ship creaks as it starts to tilt upwards,

and that is the last thing I saw,

or at least remember.


The water hits my face,

I flow in and out of consciousness,

but my friend appears in the corner of my eye,

Come on, wake up,

she repeats.


As soon as I regained consciousness

I ask,

What happened?

My friend answers me,

Whatever happened was not part of the plan.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Featured

How Long Would It Take To Mine A Bitcoin?

No one will give you the correct answer to this question because there are a lot of details that they need to know. But, you can roughly estimate it based on the equipment you have a few more factors. One thing that needs to be mentioned is that mining has changed a lot over the years.

30188
Mine A Bitcoin

they need to know. But, you can roughly estimate it based on the equipment you have a few more factors. One thing that needs to be mentioned is that mining has changed a lot over the years.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

5 Cakes You Need to Try This Winter

Spending the winter trying different cakes can be a great way to combat seasonal depression. Lift the spirits of your entire family by trying these five cakes.

39666
Try This Winter

The winter can be a dull time spent indoors with very little change. But, it doesn't have to be that way. There are plenty of ways to spice up your daily routine, and dessert is one of them.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

5 Reasons to Consider a Career as a Defense Lawyer

Lawyers are supposed to be unbiased. Lawyers are trained to look at both sides of an issue and give equal weight to each side. It is meant to be their mantra, "My client is innocent until proven guilty."

109112
Career as a Defense Lawyer

Lawyers are supposed to be unbiased. Lawyers are trained to look at both sides of an issue and give equal weight to each side. It is meant to be their mantra, "My client is innocent until proven guilty." But if you're thinking about becoming a defense attorney, it's not this pretty simple. Defense lawyers argue that their clients are innocent because they don't want their actions to seem suspect in any way. They essentially say for the sake of the argument itself. If you're trying to decide whether or not becoming a defense attorney is something you would like to do, here are five reasons why it's worth considering:

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

What Everyone Should Know About Online Degrees

Nowadays, many working adults, high school graduates, and retired lifelong learners are choosing to advance their careers, lives, and personal knowledge by completing school at home.

205023
Online Degrees

The rising popularity of online college and graduate school degrees has completely changed the face of education and student life. It's no longer necessary to pack up all your belongings and head off to a distant locale in order to earn a diploma. Nowadays, many working adults, high school graduates, and retired lifelong learners are choosing to advance their careers, lives, and personal knowledge by completing school at home.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

What I am thankful for

I am saying one thing that I am thankful each day for until Thanksgiving. You try it to it will bring you joy.

151167
It's Thanksgiving time
Element5 Digital

November 1st, I am thankful for God and Jesus. I put my faith in them, they protect and help me through the happy and the sad in life. I could not imagine a world without them.

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments