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Posted on 2008.07.28 at 11:22
Current Location: 75070
Current Music: Duran Duran - Rio
The vessel of family is a boat
Precarious in its creation
For she draws unsteady on the water
Toward an unknown port of destination

Full steam ahead there are no charts
The sky's an inky black
At the speed of life you'd lose your way
If even a glance e'er ventured back

Keeping center of gravity
In an ungainly ship this size
Requires courage and dexterity
Under the constant threat of capsize

'Tis not a cruise for everyone -
Souls who lack constitution
Feel our home expressionless
Seek instead an earth-bound solution

But back when I first doubted
Captaining this boat of life
A vision without family haunted me
Filling me with strife

Like Moses, I wandered the wilderness
Pursuing water's taste
Forty-years of freedom's illusion
In a dry and barren place

True freedom's not direction
Nor destination true
The journey makes all the difference
When you ship out with your own crew

Its easy to die for the ones you love
Easy also, to kill
To live for them however
A noble and difficult destiny to fulfill

I sought to regain myself
A reflection of individuality's pace
But after a decade of marriage
Saw only my spouse's face

I am who I am because of my choices
And having never backed down
I am the captain of my vessel
And she will never run aground!


Melancthe the Woe, So-Called
melancthe at 2008-07-28 17:15 (UTC) (Link)
Needs moar references to chewy charred hearts. Aren't they essential to every fashionable poet nowadays?
ehowton at 2008-07-28 17:26 (UTC) (Link)
If you sear both sides of the heart on high-heat, then lower the heat and let them cook fully, they should not only be more flavorful, but also less chewy. Might I suggest a legumes and a good wine to accompany the meal?
galinda822 at 2008-07-28 17:26 (UTC) (Link)
No! Not in this instance.

It's perfect!
Melancthe the Woe, So-Called
melancthe at 2008-07-28 17:30 (UTC) (Link)
In my heart, I know you're right, but I secretly yearn for grilling references. *shifty eyes*
galinda822 at 2008-07-28 17:31 (UTC) (Link)
Okay Hannibal! Break out the Chianti! ;)
Melancthe the Woe, So-Called
melancthe at 2008-07-28 17:59 (UTC) (Link)
Any excuse for Chianti! :D

Why don't I have a wine icon, dammit?
galinda822 at 2008-07-28 17:25 (UTC) (Link)
Beautiful! And truly descriptive!

ehowton at 2008-07-28 17:28 (UTC) (Link)
Thanks! This is my ninth attempt and I'm still not satisfied with the meter of the last stanzas. Perhaps I'll tweak it over the coming days?
galinda822 at 2008-07-28 17:33 (UTC) (Link)
There you go being a perfectionist again!
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