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  I Am The Captain
by J. Allen Wilson
Thursday, March 04, 2004
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I am the captain, I am the ship,

And I have navigated a desiccated sea.


For the torch of hope has lost its grip


And the crew, and the wind, have abandoned me.


 


Oh listless now are my tattered sails and gone are the gales,


that once carried the shallow fury of my irreverent and flawed sight.


for little remains of life’s minuscule gains, and my vision slowly fails.


So loosen the chain, that has anchored me to this eternal night.


 


For I am the Captain, and I am the ship,


And beneath this soulless horizon, I beg to slip.


For my hold has taken on more than it can possibly bare,


And soon, oh so soon, this ship, and this Captain, will vanish…


Simply vanish beneath a waterless sea… and evaporate into thin air.


 


So gone is the Captain, and gone is the ship


For they have taken a dwelling outside the realm,


of this dimensionally bound world….


 


I was the Captain, and I was the ship.


 


 

J. Allen Wilson © 2004


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Reviewed by Al Swanson (Reader)
I agree with Robert, this definately did have the feel of a ship tossed torn t sea Allen, ty al
Reviewed by jude forese
well done! enjoyed the mood of this poem ...
Reviewed by Ed Matlack
Another goodie Al, I keep saving all of yours, my library is filled with them, LOL! Very interesting message if the time is taken to really read it...thanks for the posting, Al, you take care of the self, Peace thru Words, Ed & Rufuz
Reviewed by Lady Peg (Reader)
This is so poetic and powerful...
ALLEN!
Reviewed by Kate Clifford
Powerful write!
Reviewed by E T Waldron
Powerful and poignant! Allen you write with such flair, superb
crafting!
Reviewed by Debashish Haar (Reader)
I agree with Alain, it has a touch of Melville and Hawthorne in this masterful write!
Reviewed by Alain Gracio
This writing is classical! I love the way it evokes passion and stirs my soul! Truly a work of art! Indeed We are the captains of our lifes. I salute and commend J.A, Wilson the journey is taken, the journey is done. No ocean is big enough and no wave tall enough! May the words rain upon you like manna! And see you at the far side of the world
Cheers mate
Alain
Reviewed by Gaye Dale (Reader)
'Oh listless now are my tattered sails and gone are the gales,
that once carried the shallow fury of my irreverent and flawed sight.
for little remains of life’s minuscule gains, and my vision slowly fails.
So loosen the chain, that has anchored me to this eternal night'

Beautifully written, wonderfully expressed.
Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers
Good write Allen..Thanks for posting..Lisa
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