• Devotion


    I've sailed this sea in temptest, storm and trial.
    Some think I'm cursed, I think I'm blessed.
    The way I see it, if this life is truly all there is,
    I may as well lay down and molder with the rest.

    But on the outside chance that all of this makes sense,
    I'll trust that I am watched by He who made the stars.
    That He who set the worlds to spin in space.
    Knows exactly where his troubled children are.

    How sweet the sound, the unseen wind in treetops
    That, if it will, may bring down mighty oaks about my ears
    Or yet may fill my sails and drive my tiny boat
    Across the pitching, heaving sea of years

    I choose to raise my sails and catch the wind.
    And cling to the tiller, cloak wrapped up against the spray
    Trusting that soon again will come the morning
    Steering small and ever on, only stars to guide my way

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    lightcourier commented on Blessed


    great analogy and imagery. The phrase "heaving sea of years " is terrific. Liked the rhythm as well.

    graceladymn commented on Blessed



    If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry.

    Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) American poet.

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