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Miss Abagail Mannering
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Life
by Miss Abagail Mannering

Life is like a maiden voyage,
unpredicatble and unique.
Sometimes the sailing's smooth,
and sometimes the waters' rough.

Sometimes the fare is a feast,
quite palatable to your gullet;
and sometimes the pickings are slim
and the water brackish.

Sometimes your quarters are confortable,
roomy and relazing.
And sometimes they confine you 'til
you crave to be a gull and fly free.

Orders given, and orders received
are oft times not the same.
What we perceive to mean one thing
most often means quite another.

The direction and course we travel
is left to science and fate.
and we say....
what is meant to be will be.

(written after my attempt at suicide. It was inspired by Titanic, though i had not seen it at that time.)April. 1998

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"Some people aren't worth a puddle of ant pee in the middle of a dessert when it's 100 degrees in the shade." -me
© Copyright 1999 Shanna Casinger - All Rights Reserved
JOY 14
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1 posted 11-24-1999 03:09 PM       View Profile for JOY 14   Email JOY 14   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JOY 14's Home Page   View IP for JOY 14

Miss Abagail, I liked this one. When I was reading it I was thinking about a lonely little ship at sea with its passangers all longing to live the way they pleased, not by the orders given. If I was confined, I'd also long to be a gull and fly free. Life is a series of ups and downs like on a sea with waves that can smack you around any way they please.

My favorite lines are in the first stanza.

"Sometimes the sailing's smooth,
and sometimes the waters' rough."

(Yes, Life. It is like a maiden voyage. Who knows what's ahead or when the next big storm will hit?)
hoot_owl_rn
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2 posted 11-24-1999 07:14 PM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

I'm glad you ship finally sailed this way
Miss Abagail Mannering
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3 posted 12-23-1999 08:43 AM       View Profile for Miss Abagail Mannering   Email Miss Abagail Mannering   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Miss Abagail Mannering

Thank you, I am glad that my Ship seems to FINALLY be close enough to shore, that if i have to 'jump ship', i won't 'drown.'

 "Some people aren't worth a puddle of ant pee in the middle of a dessert when it's 100 degrees in the shade." -me
Elizabeth Santos
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4 posted 12-23-1999 09:01 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

There are so many thruths in this' and so beautifully expressed
Liz
Denise
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5 posted 12-23-1999 07:55 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Yes, this is wonderful, Miss Abigail! I enjoyed this! I also love your signature line!  

 Denise


Miss Abagail Mannering
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6 posted 01-11-2000 05:28 PM       View Profile for Miss Abagail Mannering   Email Miss Abagail Mannering   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Miss Abagail Mannering

Thank you all...it means a lot

 "Some people aren't worth a puddle of ant pee in the middle of a dessert when it's 100 degrees in the shade." -me
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