1000 Leagues Under The Sea – Michael Howe

Is anybody coming to save me

Thank you Michael Howe for his vivid entry to our competition and Voices. Michael is passionate about poetry and has kindly decided to share his talents with us for a good cause.

1000 Leagues Under The Sea

I’m making this my last message
From 1000 leagues under the sea
I’m stuck in a vessel floating
Because of the death of humanity

Can anybody hear me out there
I set off in June or May 
I’ve lost my escape pod
Are my wife and children okay

I’m making this my last message
I have enough food and air for a day
My health has started sliding 
And the main Hull has blown away

I haven’t seen outside for a while
I remember help being on the way
Is anybody coming to save me
Am I locked here to stay

If you manage to find this message
And the bombs didn’t end humanity
Then look 1000 leagues under the sea
For a lonely man, you’ll find me 

Michael Howe

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