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The Ship (repost from Open #3 for pFF)

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RSEvans
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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
poetFemmeFatale
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Posts 2961
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1 posted 03-09-2000 04:39 PM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

Good grief Robert...you have me crying again....I had read this before, but somehow it has new meaning to me right now...I guess it hits harder when you've experienced it ?  Thank you...for the advice, and the shoulder.  I know you truly care, you'd have to, to hold me up like you are.  You've ruined my makeup tonight though...

"Should I head for port?  I will not set this ship to dock...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..."   That's what made me cry...what a tragic similarity.  Thank you for bringing this back.  I needed it.  In debt,  Gen
hoot_owl_rn
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RSEvans...I remember this one well. Wonderful poem and oh so sad  
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