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I'll Raise the Sails

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Auguste
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By the sea


0 posted 10-02-2002 04:25 PM       View Profile for Auguste   Email Auguste   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Auguste's Home Page   View IP for Auguste


Marooned, I wait the coming tide,
for life should never be on hold.
Iíll raise my sails and strike the bar,
though journey wet and often cold.

I scan horizons, that I see
the obstacles which are ahead,
but sometimes many canít be seen.
Iíll brave each fathom Ďfore Iím dead.

Some so fear life they fail to live.
Their lives are little more than death,
stagnating ítil the hole is dug.
If Iíve no wind, Iíll use my breath.

For this, the only life I have.
It is my voyage, long and deep
and when Iíve reached where stars have drowned,
I hope thereíll be no cause to weep.

We are the captains of our lives.
It is our choice if weíre to sail,
or timid, never leave the shore.
Iíll face the sea,  each storm and gale.

© Copyright 2002 Michael Auguste - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 10-02-2002 04:32 PM       View Profile for paladin   Email paladin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for paladin

Give me a tall ship and a star to guide her.Great thoughts.We truely are the captains of our fate.

paladin

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2 posted 10-02-2002 04:56 PM       View Profile for Enchantress   Email Enchantress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Enchantress

Wonderful write Michael...
Great words to live by!
This one goes directly into my library.
Love it...really love it.
~HUGS~

~ Time has cast a spell on you
  So you won't ever forget me ~

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This was nice, I grew up around the sea and I could relate.  I like your message, to the point and true.

Thankyou and I enjoyed.

caterina

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4 posted 10-02-2002 05:53 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Michael

Wonderful, possitive message, with much strength in your words.  
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5 posted 10-02-2002 06:31 PM       View Profile for Earth Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Earth Angel's Home Page   View IP for Earth Angel

"We are the captain of our lives
It is our choice if we're to sail,
or timid, never leave the shore
I'll face the sea, each storm and gale."

~ May your sails forever be full with the winds of good fortune ~

EA
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For this, the only life I have.
It is my voyage, long and deep
and when Iíve reached where stars have drowned,
I hope thereíll be no cause to weep.


It's wonderful how positive you are Michael. sometimes I am ashamed that I let the negative grab hold of me and take me down.
Many good wishes for a full life ahead for you.

hugs
M
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7 posted 10-02-2002 08:09 PM       View Profile for Nightshade   Email Nightshade   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nightshade's Home Page   View IP for Nightshade

For this, the only life I have.
It is my voyage, long and deep
and when Iíve reached where stars have drowned,
I hope thereíll be no cause to weep.

Michael - you are an amazing poet, artist and human being. This is wonderful. Chris

Life is not measured by breaths you take, but by moments that take your breath away.

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8 posted 10-02-2002 08:37 PM       View Profile for brian madden   Email brian madden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for brian madden

We are the captains of our lives.
It is our choice if weíre to sail,
or timid, never leave the shore.
Iíll face the sea,  each storm and gale.


Enjoyed the read.

El riesgo vive siempre!

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BRAVO!!! Oh Michael, this is wonderful, sweet friend, I love it, yes, and you, dearest friend, are a wonderful captain that like Ponce de Leon will find the fountain of youth of your dreams and bound to find clear sailing always! (big hugggssssss) God Bless You, sweet friend, we all love you so much! You have such a beautiful heart, sweet Michael, thank you for sharing!



May love and light always shine upon you!

Love,
Noah Eaton

"Underneath your clothes there's an endless story..."

Shakira

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10 posted 10-02-2002 09:17 PM       View Profile for regards2you   Email regards2you   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for regards2you

"If I've no wind, I'll use my breath"

Oh, wow! this is the epitomy of living fully, and sailing through life no matter the sun or the storm. Such courage. It makes me want to do that!
What a great poem. I like it very much. It is so inspiring; it reminds me, we have a choice.Changing attitude and taking charge. Thank you, I needed this reminder.

without surrender, be on good terms with all persons...

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11 posted 10-02-2002 09:26 PM       View Profile for fishop   Email fishop   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for fishop

Like your work. Always look forward to catching it.

Their lives are little more than death,
stagnating ítil the hole is dug.

Tis the way it feels sometimes.

Tom
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Michael, I love this....
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13 posted 10-03-2002 10:59 PM       View Profile for Auguste   Email Auguste   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Auguste's Home Page   View IP for Auguste

paladin,
yes, we truly are. Thank you!

Nancy,
I love going into your library and having a look around.  Don't mind if I do some reading while I'm there, do ya!  Thanks, sweetie.

caterina,
Thank you for taking time to read and a BIG welcome to Passions.  It's always nice to see new faces here.

Martie,
You're so kind, thank you. *hugs*

Linda,
And may yours as well.  Thank you!

Maureen,
I tend to be the eternal optimist, but like anyone, I also have moments when I get down.  I thank you much and wish you a full life, much happiness.

Chris,
You just made me blush, seriously.  LOL!  Thank you much!  

Brian,
Thanks for stopping by.  I really appreciate it.

Noah,
You're just wonderful, you know that?  Thank you, my friend.

regards2you,
Yes, we all have a choice and attitude is all important in how we view life.  Thanks for your kind words.

Tom,
Yes, I understand that feeling.  Life should be full and we truly are the captains of our lives.  Thank you!

Susan,
You're such a dear.  Thank you, sweet one.

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14 posted 10-04-2002 04:28 PM       View Profile for Charisma   Email Charisma   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Charisma's Home Page   View IP for Charisma

~We are the captains of our lives.
It is our choice if weíre to sail,
or timid, never leave the shore.
Iíll face the sea,  each storm and gale.~

Beautiful......just beautiful penned.

keeper for me

Charisma
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There is nothing quite as graceful and beautiful as a sailboat in a strong wind. I enjoyed this one much, my dear friend, and can smell the salt air all the way across the pond!

The music is playing..it's your turn to dance!†
††††

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16 posted 10-05-2002 04:04 AM       View Profile for garysgirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit garysgirl's Home Page   View IP for garysgirl

"We are the captains of our lives
It is our choice if we're to sail,
or timid, never leave the shore.
I'll face the sea, each storm and gale."  

Soooooo beautiful, Michael. Thank you so very much for sharing your heart.
Best Wishes,
Ethel/garysgirl
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17 posted 10-06-2002 12:26 AM       View Profile for Auguste   Email Auguste   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Auguste's Home Page   View IP for Auguste

Charisma,
Thank you, you're very sweet.

Sunny,
You already know what it feels like to leave the shore, my friend.  You've done exactly what the poem speaks of and I'm proud of you.  *hugs* and thank you!

Ethel,
I'm really glad  you liked this.  I see you're a new member.  Welcome to Passions, I know you'll grow to love it here. Thank you for reading.

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