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The Sail

One ship drives east and another drives west

With the selfsame winds that blow

Tis the set of the sails

And not the gales

Which tell us the way to go.

Like the winds of the sea are the ways of fate

As we voyage along through life

Tis the set of the soul

That decides its goal

And not the calm or strife.

George Mueller

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Thanks and yes I did write that poem. I have written a few hundred of these since my father passed away about 7 yrs ago.

At first they were a way to work through the grieving, then a way just to deal with life and gradually have had more of a celebration

theme. I guess it is all a process. I appreciate your comments!


Thanks for sharing on this thread. Excellent message in that poem by George Mueller.

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The light imprisoned
In this prism
Begs to be released
To breach the daily grind
And with transcendent colors
Reversing pulseless pallor's
Grip upon this world
Ending bloodless screams
That all around us whirl
Providing pigment needed
For dreams to be unfurled.
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I really like those poems. Fantastic job, Dawntreader. I'm sorry about your father. I can tell there is a lot of care and emotion in those poems.

The poem by Mueller was really good too. Thank you, graycoyote

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If Morning Whispers

If morning whispers

Mountains sing

Oceans roar

In closing vespers

Twilight clings

Sentience pours

If all awaken

Presence felt

Ether plumbed

Then carry me

Salubrious breeze

Thy Kingdom come.

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Mud Pies
Of men, of maidens, mirth and merriment,
Giggling gaggles of oogling girls,
Bugling boys in bands of regiment,
Twittering, flittering butterfly worlds.
Kittens enthralled, their piece of yarn dangling,
Puppies square off in a shoe tug-of-war,
Marbles and jacks, as well constant wrangling
O'er who will be "it" and who changed the score.
Worlds far apart, these memories linger,
Days in the sun ever falling behind,
Galloping life sticks all in the wringer,
Dalliance slayed on the alter of time.
Now happen you see pies crafted from mud,
Shower the chef who whets memory buds.
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  • 3 months later...

This has always been one of my favorites

A Bend in the Road

When we feel
we have nothing left to give
And we are sure
that the song has ended,
When our day seems over
and the shadows fall
And the darkness of night
has descended.

Where can we go
to find the strength
To valiantly
keep on trying?
Where can we find
the hand that will dry
The tears that the heart
is crying?

There's but one place to go
and that is to God,
And dropping
all pretense and pride,
We can pour out our problems
without restraint
And gain strength
with Him at our side.

And together we stand
at life's crossroads
And view what we think
is the end,
But God
has a much bigger vision,
And He tells us
it's only a bend.

For the road goes on
and is smoother,
And the pause
in the song is a rest,
And the part that's unsung
and unfinished
Is the sweetest
and richest and best.

So rest and relax
and grow stronger ...
Let go and let God
share your load.
Your work is not finished
or ended ...
You've just come
to a bend in the road.

--Helen Steiner Rice

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