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  This Storm HE Smote
by J. Allen Wilson
Tuesday, April 12, 2005
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Seas still at 20', heres hoping for a light chop.


Photo By Gordon Richardson


This Storm HE Smote



The darkness consumes from within this fettered heart,

It has destroyed the goodness that love once did impart.

I can now, no longer see glories bright and gleaming shore,

for I am alone and adrift now in a cold, uncaring sea.

 My mast, which was once sturdy, has become weak and worn,

 my sails which were once full of the winds grace

are now falling apart and have been shorn.

I looked openly for an oracle that would per chance guide my way,

Yet, all I found was the silence amidst a sea of secret storms this day.

I raged in vain against a tempest of fanatical my delusions

brought forth in spirit by the tranquil stillness in the loss of my resolution.

Though assailed by infinitesimal measures of doubt beneath this obscurities sky

 I shall not surrender to this darkness or its call for my unseemly cold demise.

For I will cling to the anchor of my hope,

I will by grace once again,

Be secure in a port of safety

And I shall smile in the knowledge, that for me…

This storm HE smote.


J. Allen Wilson © 2005

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Reviewed by Dawn Richerson 4/13/2005
this is awe-inspiring, almost holy to me. I'm at a loss for words, but I loved this, Allen.
Reviewed by Tracey L. O' Very (Reader) 4/13/2005
Although about the sea, it is an emotional and inspiring poem.
Always hang on to the anchor of hope.
Excellent Allen. takes on two meanings, excellent!
Have a great day and Smile! (c:) and have a whole lot a fun! everyday!
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 4/13/2005
well done
Reviewed by jude forese 4/13/2005
excellent imagery!
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 4/13/2005

A powerful, beautifully penned classic ode to the sea and her temper. :) Having been on 30 foot swells, I can relate--

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla. :)
Reviewed by E T Waldron 4/13/2005
I agree with Felix, this is a classic write and you are a master in this genre Allen! I hope the past several months will become another book, your work has soared!

Reviewed by Felix Perry 4/13/2005
This is very moving spiritual tribute both to mother nature and the creator and yes I have been on seas with 20 foot swells a nd greater so I know what you refer to all too well. A classic write by a master.

Reviewed by Ed Matlack 4/12/2005
20 foot swells, sounds like nice surf comin' in, let me get out my board and we can go surfing together...ed

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