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Coward on the Seas...
by Linda Settles

Thursday, October 23, 2008
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Drama on the Sea of Life



The Coward on the Seas

There was a time, I cannot say how long, when this—the vessel of my life

Rode deep in every trough, awash with every swell that came along.

The merest storm could wash aboard and soak my sails with salty brine,

The tempest,  oh, the high winds blown and tossing sea, ‘most every time

Could make a coward out of me, when once I sailed upon the seas

Of life.


I watched (behind the mast I stood) as others braved the fiercest gale

And fiercely envied stalwart souls who grinned into the face of hell,

And bid the demons, “ Come, you fiend!  Do what you may—I know your end…

You come for ‘naught against this soul –I laugh at your proud vanity! ”

 To serve with such tenacity the King that rules the seven seas – such is the stuff

Of fondest dreams.


Yet, I will dream!  I will not cease to take my stand behind the mast and

Watch the swells wash ‘ore the deck, and tempest shake the line held fast

upon the trembling beam.  For every storm that wastes me not upon the

littered sand will prove that I have stood the test of time, and move my heart

to trust.  Trust not the captain, nor the sea, but take my hope in destiny held

tightly in the weathered hand of He who rules the seas. 



Linda settles



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Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 12/19/2008
Again, this reminds me of a song: I Will Praise Him in the Storms. He never promised all would be smooth sailing, but He is our anchor, our Pilot, our Captain. Glad HE'S at the helm. :) Well said, Linda!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Donna Hollin (Reader) 10/24/2008
Love it! He never promised that the seas would be easy to sail in fact He said "in this world you will have tribulation" But He who made the seas and allows all that comes said in Is. that we whould not drown and that if we walk through the fire we would not burn. And most of all not even the stench of the fire would be upon us!!! I love that part most of all!
Love ya and enjoy the pomes.

Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 10/24/2008
Beautiful and ever flowing as you meet and absorb the destiny of your desires....

Be always safe,
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 10/24/2008

An inspiring bountiful brook flowing its currents to make rivers of grace on its way to the ocean of life... "Coward on the Seas..." makes waves of spiritaul wonders.

I salute You, Poet.

Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU

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