Sunday Poem ~ The Ship That Sails

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I’d rather be the ship that sails
And rides the billows wild and free;
Than to be the ship that always fails
To leave its port and go to sea.

I’d rather feel the sting of strife,
Where gales are born and tempests roar;
Than to settle down to useless life
And rot in dry dock on the shore.

I’d rather fight some mighty wave
With honor in supreme command;
And fill at last a well-earned grave,
Than die in ease upon the sand.

I’d rather drive where sea storms blow,
And be the ship that always failed
To make the ports where it would go,
Than be the ship that never sailed.

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  1. says

    “I’d rather be the ship that sails
    And rides the billows wild and free;
    Than to be the ship that always fails
    To leave its port and go to sea.”

    says an important thing and that is to take risks. It’s true. How can we experience life when we are too scared of living it? Thank you for sharing this very nice poem.
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  2. Jake Hauser says

    I was thrilled to see your post of the “The Ship that Sails.” I have to recommend to you another arrangement of the same – one set to music – by the US Coast Guard Academy Cadet Glee Club. Their director, Dr. R. Newton ,produced the revamped piece and I have watched it bring crowds to the edge of tears. Try a search on Youtube for it, I implore you.

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