“Daily update” an excerpt from Poetic Passionate Poems from Pash
By Pasha Jones
Yesterday, I woke up from a rocky night’s rest,
My watch is 8 to 10, so watch 4 is the best.
But it was seven forty-five, I was already late!
So, I grabbed a cheese bread, and quickly I ate.
The wind was calm, but the waves…oh they were mean
They knocked me down, flicked me like I was a bean
We were going so slow, we had to set something quick
So, we tugged on the fok, as if it were a stick
That morning was crazy, they braced the foremast
But something happened that will leave you aghast
Their pulling was strong, their force was so big
That they split a rope in two, as if it were a small twig
This was the morning gossip, the talk of the town!
At the edge of their seats, waiting to hear what went down
I had no class until lunch, not even back shaft
I could’ve studied, been proactive, or mastered a craft
But I thought real hard, I knew what to do!
I decided that I’d make my daily update a poem for you.
Now did I end up doing anything else, you ask?
You best believe I did not, I prioritize an important task
Now what’s left of my day? Oh yes, it is cookies for snack!
The ones from a box, because in sugar we lack
But I’m not complaining, I probably ate three
And I scoffed them down, with a cup of earl grey tea
It was my dear mother’s birthday; she looks not a day over 25
Thank her for this poem, because through her I came alive
I could not send her a text, I’d get no reply
But maybe this loophole, will let me have a try
HAPPY BIRTHDAY LARA PLEASENCE (a.k.a. mom)
I hope you had a great day, yes, I hope it was bomb
Say I love you to dad <3, the dogs, and throw in Toren
And do not forget the blond, yes, I love you Lauren
Dinner was tasty, oh ya it was delicious
The stuffed bell peppers were so good they seemed fictitious
With gravy of sort, it was served on a bed of rice
Everything thing was perfect, even the salt even the spice
And for dessert baby David and I dabbled in some Jell-O!
The strawberry kind that is sweet and mellow
I finished the day with watch until 10
Lookout was great, the ocean was Zen
Now good day to you all, for I am off to bed
I believe this was all about yesterday, that was needed to be said
I manifest greatness for tomorrow; I know this for a fact
Good vibes, fun, and some cash are all things I attract!
Date: March 2, 2023
Time: 0800 hours
Temperature: 19 degrees
Sea state: 4
Sailing status: 5
Average speed in the last 24 hours: 5.1 knots
Total distance travelled since Bremerhaven: 10017 NM
Distance in the last 24 hours: 124 NM
Distance to destination: 485 NM
Latitude: 33o 19 N
Longitude: 33o 57 W
Log keeper: Emma