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A Dream To See Oar Not To Sea
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Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.....Unknown

A Dream To See Oar Not To Sea

Not far from the water's edge, rocked by gentle waves
Tho anchored as the row drift my spirit craves
Soothed now by golden sunlight...reflections of this life
Surviving stormy forgotten sights

I've had too many oarsmen, trying to row me
Silence took as true course did they see
No journey can be started...before the anchor's lift
Tethered to the mud below...mere inches did I drift

So do I wait, for rope to break...before I drift to sea?
Or is this harbor grave yard only destiny?
Where wood will rot, as sea bears slowly I will sink
By monster waves I'm taunted....and pushed beyond my brink

Storms have pushed me to and fro...
How I've survived, I do not know
Tho I am weary, come the dawn......
The sunrise bids me.........carry on

Lady A
November 10, 2003

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Reviewed by Broken Poet 5/16/2006
These are such painfully beautiful words of strenth and will. - Thank you for sharing this wonderful piece.
Reviewed by Jack Roberts 11/24/2003

Reviewed by Oirdheirc Mor (Reader) 11/11/2003
Hi Lady A,
Not bad at all for a bakers dozen.

I find the thirteen syllables lines a bit hard sometimes, I feel as though I am dancing out of step to the music.
I know we are not supposed to count them, and I never ever do when I am writing because I speak my words being Dyslexic and word blind it does not work for me, I write purely by ear

One thing I was not keen on here was the repeated use of “The” nine times out of ten it is never needed and tends to read more like prose than poetry. Maybe its just me.
Though I do believe it is the modern trend to write as we speak, “Texas I take back all I said,” except the bit about you speaking English, but who am I to talk neither can I.

Lallan’s is a Scottish literary style incorporating the dialect of the lowland Scot, which is quite hard for me being a Highland Scot.
Nevertheless, I keep plodding on.

Oirdheirc Mor
Reviewed by Bonita Quesinberry 11/11/2003
Anita, this poem is exceptionally well written. I believe it speaks to everyone's life, including mine. By the way, thank you for your kind words about "I Society."

Love in Christ~~
Bonnie Q
Unicorn Haven
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 11/11/2003
Lust Beautiful Anita!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by George Carroll 11/11/2003
You are the queen Anita.
Reviewed by Evelyn Simon 11/11/2003
Awesome, simply awesome.
Reviewed by Bhuwan Thapaliya 11/11/2003 of ure best write....fantastic!!!!
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge (Reader) 11/11/2003
Outstanding write, so well penned.
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 11/11/2003
Excellent write!
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 11/11/2003
Very sad, but very well done. And the next dawn is always a beautiful thing.
Reviewed by Transcendental Poet (Reader) 11/11/2003
Reviewed by Gwen Dickerson 11/11/2003
VERY, VERY GOOD! I love this message.
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 11/11/2003
Wonderful inspirational write. I like the dawn, it always means "a new beginning" in my book of dictionary.

Your poem reminds me of one of my own - "It's A Beautiful Dawn". Yes, to have survived and to carry on means "a new beginning".

Good work!

May Lu a.k.a. Sandie Angel :o)

Reviewed by Debashish Haar (Reader) 11/11/2003
Wonderful work, Anita!

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