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The Ship (repost for dsnyder from OF3)

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RSEvans
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0 posted 01-20-2000 12:24 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!!!"


 Knowlege tempered by wisdom...Wisdom tamed by youth.
© Copyright 2000 Rob Evans - All Rights Reserved
Denise
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1 posted 01-20-2000 12:29 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Ah, yes! I remember this one! Wonderful! And yours has a more gallant, courageous tone to it! (all I did was flail and drown...hehehe)
Thanks for reposting it for me!

Denise
fc
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2 posted 01-20-2000 01:31 PM       View Profile for fc   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for fc

and I like it too...very good, I missed it in open3
devina
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3 posted 01-20-2000 02:48 PM       View Profile for devina   Email devina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for devina

This was one to remember RS, I'm glad to see you posting again, missed your work hun!!

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RSEvans
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4 posted 01-20-2000 03:24 PM       View Profile for RSEvans   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for RSEvans

Denise....thank you...glad you liked it

fc...welcome to the forums

devina....thanks
hoot_owl_rn
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I remember this one and like it as much or better the second time around  

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