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A Ship on the Ocean of Life

Updated on September 6, 2018

Our lives are often like ships with sails,

Blown across the ocean's wide domain.

A stormy day often's followed by a calm,

Many years before masts, upon the main.


Driven by desire or corruption, none last,

While the pure of heart, the dice are cast.

Mother Nature neither picks nor to choose,

Which one survives, or another life to lose.


As heavy winds of stormy weather do blow,

Hurricanes full of rain, lightning bolts, throw.

Choppy water, crashing waves, all to attack,

In our minds, peaceful waters always to flow.


Each captain, at our Ship of Life's own helm,

Has their ability to steer it well, or just to fail.

As everyone all journey on their life's voyage,

Those strongest of heart shall always prevail.


The ocean depths are littered with empty lives,

Old pirates, an innocent victim, none survives.

A brighter horizon always someday will appear,

As the Ships of our Lives, we carefully do steer.




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    • whonunuwho profile imageAUTHOR

      whonunuwho 

      14 months ago from United States

      Thank you Gypsy and many blessings, my friend. whonu

    • Gypsy Rose Lee profile image

      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      14 months ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

      Most wonderful and poignant poetic thoughts. We must always be careful steering through life.

    • whonunuwho profile imageAUTHOR

      whonunuwho 

      14 months ago from United States

      Thanks so much, my friend. Blessings to all. whonu

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      Rinita Sen 

      14 months ago

      You are an expert in similies and metaphors. This was a gritty poem. Enjoyed it.

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