2015 -- 7.2 (Spring) Poetry

From the Depths

By Justin Rifner

Under the ocean blue,
and cast from sight.
Is a place where you,
will find no light.

Where ships do sink,
and creatures creep.
Hidden inside the brink,
all you need is to take the leap.

One ship still stands.
Despite all odds,
the captain asks a show of hands.
Because of merciless Gods,

on a cold winter night
the ship had lost its will to fight.

“The monster inside”
My enemy is
Only to be found inside
The depths of my mind


Bio: I am currently both a full time student and a full time employee. I work full time as a team leader at Chick-Fil-A where I have been employed for a total of three years. As a student, I am currently working on an Associates in Arts degree which I will transfer to USF sarasota into a Bachelors of Science in Information Technology. I draw inspiration from stories that I have been told in the past, both nautical and fantasy, and like to combine those elements with the harsh reality of the world to bring about a lasting impression.