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Turn The Boat About (Ballad)

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Ohme
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0 posted 12-04-1999 07:26 PM       View Profile for Ohme   Email Ohme   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Ohme

Turn The Boat About

In the midst of such a storm the waves cried out despair!
He would turn aside but in the dark he knew not where.
All about was emptyness, survival almost gone,
replaced by devastation and no reason to go on.
Then somewhere above the shore, there came a silver light
urging him to grab an oar and not give up the fight.
Turn the boat about and ride the crest of every wave.
You still have the strength to live, reject the water's grave.
Trust me I am on the shore, for I am not a star.
Turn the boat about or you will founder where you are.
Follow me, the flicker said, and with the morning tide
you will find there is no wave on which you can not ride.
Then the seaman raised his head and searched the blackened sky.
There was naught to guide him to the shore though he would try.
Encouraged by the glimmer of the light he saw afar
he turned the boat about in the direction of the star.
Muscles trembled with each stroke. He labored through the night
using all the strength he had, he rowed beneath the light.
When the morning came there was a boat cast on the shore.
Beaten by the rocks and shattered, it would sail no more.
Here there was no lighthouse and no beacon would be found.
There were only craggy rocks protruding from the ground.
Yea, the seaman lived! He lives again in our reflection.
He knew there was no lighthouse. How did he know the right direction?

------------------
Lorene

Yesterday is history,
tomorrow just a mystery.
And if today is good to me,
it will beat the heck out of day before yesterday!



[This message has been edited by Ohme (edited 12-04-1999).]
© Copyright 1999 Lorene Meadows - All Rights Reserved
Severn
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1 posted 12-04-1999 07:43 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Wonderful Ohme.
Many do lose direction and if only we all had that star yes?
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2 posted 12-04-1999 07:52 PM       View Profile for Eloise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Eloise

This is excellent Ohme. I love the imagery of this.
Nan
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3 posted 12-04-1999 07:57 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

A poem of the sea..
Will always hearken to me....
Ohme
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4 posted 12-04-1999 08:11 PM       View Profile for Ohme   Email Ohme   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Ohme

Severn, I wish I had one myself
Eloise, Thank you.
Nan, Thanks. Land locked just now. But I love the ocean too.
Martie
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5 posted 12-04-1999 08:14 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

This was very well done Ohme. I really enjoyed reading it.
WhtDove
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6 posted 12-04-1999 09:21 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Ohme this was fantasic! I enjoyed this, and so well written.

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Jesus is the reason for the season

Elizabeth Santos
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Enjoyed reading this! Very Nice!
Liz
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8 posted 12-05-1999 07:55 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Ohme, this was simply heart-rending...what people forget is, we do have the star, if we choose to see the light...

Well done, dear!
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Beautiful, and as with Nan, poems of the sea hold a special allure for me! This is so lovely, Lorene.

 Denise

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10 posted 12-05-1999 08:36 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

and an excellent ballad it is....well constructed and well-written. This is very impressive, Ohme. Nice work.
Ohme
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Martie, Thank you.
WhtDove, glad you enjoyed it.
Liz, thanks.
Sunshine, I think you could be right.
Denise, Thank you.
Balladeer, What can I say? My admiration for your ballads leaves me green with envy. Thank you so much!
Pepper
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A Wonderful ballad....just love it Ohme.....!!

 A soul that writes from the heart and shares it, truly gives a gift extraordinaire!


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OhMe - Such a powerful pull to this one.
You made him so real that I helped him row.

When at last
on shore he was cast
the light was over
the sea.
Always beckoning,
shining ... for those
who believe.


 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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In loving memory this day of Ina Lorene Meadows~

*Huglets*
~*Marge*~

~*The sound of a kiss is not as strong as that of a cannon, but it's echo endures much longer*~
Email -             noles1@totcon.com

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