The Ship of Life on the Ocean of Time

Discussion in 'Poetry and Words of Wisdom' started by Blake Bowden, Mar 28, 2010.

  1. Blake Bowden

    Blake Bowden Administrator Staff Member

    By: Silas Shepard

    The ship that sails the bounding billows
    Has a captain in command
    To direct her course and steer her
    So that she may safely land
    In the port which she is bound for,
    After fight with dangerous shore;
    Landing precious human cargo
    Safe from ocean′s danger more.

    Human life is also likened
    To a ship on Time′s vast sea;
    Conscience is the captain of her
    To direct what life shall be.
    Do not let the good ship vary
    From the course which it directs;
    A safe harbor will await her
    If from it she ne′er deflects.

    There are many charts to guide us;
    There′s a light on danger′s shore:
    We must keep the good ship seaward,
    And avoid the siren′s lure.
    We should close up all the hatches,
    When there′s danger or a fire.
    We should reef the sails of pleasure
    In the tempest of desire.

    ´Tis a voyage we all must venture,
    And to make it safe and sure,
    Keep the captain, -Conscience, wakened;
    Use a chart both true and pure.
    Such a chart is Square and Compass
    And the ever present "G";
    It will safely guide the captain
    Over many a troubled sea.

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