On This Ship

On this ship, we cling to the ropes

Even when the sun is gleaming overhead

Even when the water is tranquilly still

Even when a breeze swells the sails

Even knowing our boat withstands the gales.

On this ship, we forget to recognize peace

After weathering through so many storms

Always clinging to the possibility of chaos

Even when our pain becomes a source outgrown

We are always seeking to illuminate the unknown.

On this ship, we have already arrived

At the destination we so desperately seek

And even when the waves rise from beneath

We have the fortitude to withstand once again,

Placing trust in what our minds cannot know

To enjoy the beauty of this voyage as we go.

Published by Quietest Poet

Writer, mother, counselor, flower gardener, recipe seeker, and Netflix lover.

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