Ishaisms, Poetry

The Boatman and the Preacher

Starless winter night, the cold, dark waters –
the Boatman runs from the formidable harbour,
and finding a little church, does hurriedly enter
to bare his burdened soul to the preacher.

His feet thud on the the rug, haggard and tired
as he cries uttering an incoherent prayer –
afraid of deeds on earth and the retribution in the ether,
desperate for a confession, and in need of a saver…
Unnerved and breathless, he asks, ‘Are you in there, father?
I come unto you – a terrified, afeared rower,
escaping from the very hell hound and hellfire,
haunted by a miser – whom I did murder…’

And from the confessional, in all his incarnadined attire,
steps forward, the spirit, of the miserly Moneylender

Β© Isha Garg

Note: This is the eighth installment in “The Boatman and the Traveller” series.

You may read the first part at –

https://ishaisms.wordpress.com/2018/10/02/the-boatman-and-the-traveller/

the second part at –

https://ishaisms.wordpress.com/2018/10/04/the-boatman-and-the-mother/

the third part at –

https://ishaisms.wordpress.com/2018/10/12/the-boatman-and-the-moneylender/

and the fourth part at –

https://ishaisms.wordpress.com/2018/10/13/the-boatman-and-the-harbour/

the fifth part at –

https://ishaisms.wordpress.com/2018/10/16/the-boatman-and-the-reminder/

the sixth part at –

https://ishaisms.wordpress.com/2018/10/31/the-boatman-and-the-return-of-the-traveller/

and the seventh part at –

https://ishaisms.wordpress.com/2018/11/05/the-boatman-and-the-tale-of-the-moneylender/

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44 thoughts on “The Boatman and the Preacher”

    1. Super elated to read that comment, Drew! The next one is the finale. I’m really glad you found this to be the best yet. Can’t thank you enough!

      A novel has been in the making since quite some time my friend, years before this blog started… A writer’s block rendered it stagnant, but I know the time isn’t far when I’ll pick up pace and get back to it. 😊

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  1. Next is finale I read!😍 And you are writing a novel too. Okay, so many things altogether.
    1. This series is the best poetry series I ever read. Gripping, intense and unexpectedly dark in a gorgeous way.🌼

    2. Waiting for finale.πŸ’™

    3. All the best for your novel. πŸ™‚

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    1. 1. Elated beyond expression! Thank you so much Sameera πŸ’›β€πŸ˜˜

      2. Hehe, thank you. Hope I’ve done it justice..

      3. Thank you. Lord knows I need all the best wishes I can get πŸ˜›

      ❀❀❀

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