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The Tale of Two Ships

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Genea
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0 posted 10-12-1999 09:12 AM       View Profile for Genea   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Genea

The Tale of Two Ships ©1999


Two ships were passing slowly in the night
Riding the unpredictable currents.
Their bows headed in opposite directions -
One to the east,
The other to the west,
With no destination in mind.

“Come along with me”
Was the eastern seafarer’s siren song.
So the second ship glided the seas with the first
Navigating by stars.

The eastern ship was well traveled.
Well versed in many aspects of life at sea.
The western ship had never ventured in these waters
And when they became rough with a tempest wind
Both ships were tossed about.

The eastern seafarer knew how to weather the storm
For many storms like this had come before.
The western ship, inexperienced,
Knew the situation was getting desperate.
“What shall I do!”

The larger ship laughed at the naivete.
“I assumed you had traveled these waters before.”
“Never! I had only heard about such dangerous seas!”
Waves crashed over the rails, threatening to capsize
And break the wind-torn mast and sails.

As the second ship floundered and panic set in,
The eastern seafarer headed bow to the wind
And steered away into the eye of the storm.
“Don’t leave me!” was lost in the sound of crashing water
and howling dark winds.

The second ship looked to the heavens.
“Dear God, please help me!
Guide me from this mess I am in.”
And the Lord sent an angel
And calmed the storm
And led the ship to a safe harbor.

And the ship vowed to never sail those seas again.
© Copyright 1999 Genea - All Rights Reserved
Sunshine
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1 posted 10-12-1999 10:56 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Well, the message I see here is that no matter your size, if you believe in Him, he will see you through the worst. On the other hand, it's nice to know what you're getting yourself into.

Good read, Genea.
Pepper
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2 posted 10-12-1999 11:15 AM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

Well Done Genea.....great piece ...great message......

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May your days be filled with lots of sunshine and your nights lit up by golden moonbeams
Genea
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3 posted 10-12-1999 12:49 PM       View Profile for Genea   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Genea

Sunshine...thanks for the comment, but this was intended to be a relationship between 2 people......and one took advantage of the other. They were 'ships passing in the night' who thought they had much in common at 1st glance. The only way out of a 'mess' sometimes is to pray.

Pepper...thanks for reading.
Tara Simms
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4 posted 10-12-1999 12:57 PM       View Profile for Tara Simms   Email Tara Simms   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Tara Simms's Home Page   View IP for Tara Simms

I love this! Here's what I'm getting: a romantic relationship, one person is experienced and wise in the ways of the heart, the other is naive and innocent. The more experienced partner knows that the only way to survive the storm is to dive right into the middle of the melee. In love, there is no holding back. You must give of yourself completely, having faith in the outcome. The innocent partner turns tail and runs, afraid to get caught up in the tempest.

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It matters not how strait the gate;
How charged with punishments the scroll;
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.
--W.E. Henley
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Genea
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5 posted 10-12-1999 02:17 PM       View Profile for Genea   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Genea

Tara,

An excellent explanation, but i fear it was a bit more complicated than that....[arent all relationship?]

Thanks so much for reading and commenting!
 
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