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The Ship

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RSEvans
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0 posted 10-23-1999 05:40 PM       View Profile for RSEvans   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for RSEvans

Casting my soul afloat into the Sea of Life:
"What orders Captain? Ahead full or
come about, prepare to fire?"
I am immobile with no wind to fill my sails.
I have no star to guide by.
"Watch the rocks helmsman!"
"Guide clear of that reef!"
The water beneath my soul boils and seeths,
And threatens to draw me under,
Because of cracks and holes
Cause by many an unsuccessful meeting
With other souls.
"What orders, Captain? Should I head for port?"
"Not yet, Helmsman. Prepare to come about."
Although battered and scarred,
I will not set this ship to dock.
As though this may be the Last Encounter
My intuition tells me to abort this course.
But I will not yield,
They'll have to shoot me down,
For this soul will go out fighting,
And her captain will not abandon her.
"What orders Captain?"
"Fire at will!!!"


--Forgive the punctuation...hard to verse this one--

© Copyright 1999 Rob Evans - All Rights Reserved
Watcher666
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1 posted 10-23-1999 06:01 PM       View Profile for Watcher666   Email Watcher666   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Watcher666's Home Page   View IP for Watcher666

Well done,punctuations and all.Like the analogy of life and sailing.

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Denise
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2 posted 10-23-1999 06:38 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

This is great! I enjoyed this one very much!

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3 posted 10-24-1999 10:00 AM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

A very interesting approach to a very emotional expression! Really made it "frustrating" !! hehe I like this one alot! Do you have any poetry in that notebook that I WON'T like ??? LOL Keep writing, dear brother !!

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hoot_owl_rn
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What a grand finish to this piece

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This is courage...to bear unflinchingly what heaven sends. ~Eurpides
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