The battle


  • Health

    The battle

    As every captain of a ship
    Sailing in the sea knows
    You often run into storms
    And go where the wind blows.
    Such is our relationship
    Struggling at each turn
    But never losing an ounce of love
    Or losing passion’s burn.
    As does the captain occasionally
    At shore will look back
    I’ll sometimes think of all our years
    And find nothing that we lack.
    The ship that we have chosen
    To take this wonderful ride
    Somehow does seem to manage
    To fight the constant tide.
    The captains of yesteryear
    Always with the pirates did fight
    And so I must now enter a battle
    Which requires all of my might.
    The foe that I face
    Is neither heard or seen
    But its power is never questioned
    And its result can be so mean.
    I stand against this enemy
    With “us” on my mind.
    Our future that is so fragile
    With a defeat can unwind.
    As the captain of a fighting ship
    Does depend upon his crew
    So now I look to the strength of our love
    To bring me back to you.

    Poem Comments


    Please login or register

    You must be logged in or register a new account in order to
    leave comments/feedback and rate this poem.

    Login or Register

    Corinna commented on The battle


    I so relate! Good job!

    Poetry is not an expression of the party line. It's that time of night, lying in bed, thinking what you really think, making the private world public, that's what the poet does.

    Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997) U.S. poet.

    oswegofreeze’s Poems (8)

    Title Comments
    Title Comments
    linda 1
    Us 1
    Oh 0
    The battle 1
    Our Secret 0
    To Doc 0
    dream 0
    Her 0