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The Boat (standard:poetry, 138 words)
Author: kathygAdded: Feb 20 2005Views/Reads: 2093/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
a poem

The Boat 

A boat on a river, 

The river tranquil and serene, 

Knowing the future is safe. 

A ripple in the wake of life 

Disturbs the rhythm, 

Creates havoc, 

Words fly, 

Swirling tides of misunderstanding 

Angry skies above, 

Stir up the past 

Waves of violence 


Rush forward 

Bringing  stinging revenge 

Over the bow of this boat 

The skies grow darker and I become 

Lost in the rough waters 

Grasping onto hope 

It's weak thread 


In this battle 

Of wills 

I am rowing a boat 

On a river of uncertainty 

You had one oar 

I had the other 

You jump ship 

Leaving me to steer alone 

Going around in circles 

Not knowing tomorrow 

So I stop 

And wait 

For the storm to pass 

And in my despair 

I find peace 

And in my peace 

I find 



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