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#1 Post by PoetryofProvidence » 2 years ago

well Marina emailed me to see if I'm still "kickin' "
I still come read but the last couple of years I've taken
about 20 of the Great Courses Programs from astronomy
to zoology and lots in between . anyhow less of these .

NOTIONS

His childhood ship...... had paper sails
with chopstick masts ...... and toothpick rails
kite string rigging ...... and popsicle oars
on cedar shingle ...... drifted pond shores

He dreamt adventures...... and drank in their tales
lives of the sailors ...... of a squalls betrayals
of a ships captain ...... and galleon seamen
of the cabin boys ...... and the prisoned freemen

Loved tales of Mermaids...... and of the monsoons
stories of Mariners ...... and those of harpoons
of tidal Pool creatures ...... in black shore lagoons
and of mighty whales ...... beneath the Typhoons

He ate the tales ...... like a noontime meal
of the courageous...... and their hearts of steel
the drawing up nets ...... with the greatest catch
of living a life ...... none other could match

Visit the Mangroves ...... where crustaceans hide
fingerling catfish ...... and mudskippers slide
of all the stories ...... which regaled the oceans
of the things he dreamt ...... and childhood notions

of shipping cargo’s...... by seas and by lands
of a nations trades ...... and feeding demands
of dynasties built ...... and the monies made
of conquering worlds ...... his planning was laid

Of the ports and docks ...... were the galleons lashed
of the levies he paid ...... and the checks were cashed
The dreams of the boys ...... who grow into men
of life’s realities ...... that bring men to sin

He would fight pirates...... and the seas buccaneers
kill with a sword blade ...... and wrangle his fears
He molded his life ...... like castles in sand
not knowing how much ...... of his heart they demand

Of the ruthless men ...... who govern the seas
who held not to laws ...... but did as they please
broken was childhood ...... the nobility of dreams
His character was lost...... in material things


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5:5 But I trust in your unfailing love;
my heart rejoices in your salvation.
6 I will sing the Lord's praise,
for he has been good to me.

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#2 Post by Stranger » 2 years ago

Very crafty!

"Going out on the sea for adventure
expanding the view
of the captain and crew
like a man just released from indenture" (JB).



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#3 Post by apollos0fAlexandria » 2 years ago

Hi PoP

I really enjoyed this. I love that you keep up the work and share with us here. Thank you.

Apollos

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#4 Post by Marina » 2 years ago

I second that!

It paints a great pictures, like going from Plymouth up the Thames, popping over to Louisiana-by-Jamaica and ending up back at Canary Warf-on-Wall Street, with an eye-patch on. But disappointed by his great adventure, he finds only cob-webs in the hedge fund of what was really of value to him.
Marina

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#5 Post by Marina » 2 years ago

Found this scripture and thought it fitted in with the poem.

(Matthew 13:22) . . .As for the one sown among the thorns, this is the one hearing the word, but the anxiety of this system of things and the deceptive power of riches choke the word, and he becomes unfruitful.

:flowers:
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#6 Post by PoetryofProvidence » 2 years ago

you all have always been very gracious about my postings here . Apollos I got meet Eric last fall
on his "circuit" run , quite the gentleman, apparently someone on this site lives within three
hours over in Redmond Or .
Psalm 13
5:5 But I trust in your unfailing love;
my heart rejoices in your salvation.
6 I will sing the Lord's praise,
for he has been good to me.

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http://poetryofprovidence.wordpress.com/

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