Courage to Sail

Every morning I roll from my bed and face life

Like planting my feet on the shores of an ocean

And staring out into a blue expanse

Vast and mysterious

It calls me to venture out and explore

Yet I stay here with my toes in the sand

Watching the daylight rise and fall upon the horizon

Though I dare to bask in the sun and wonder what’s out there

More so than many of the island’s populace

Who somehow find their own peace hiding inland

Courage to sail the ship I’ve been building has not yet found me

SWD 05/2018

Updated 03/2020

19 Comments Add yours

  1. Macxermillio says:

    How true is this for most people.

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  2. Well written! šŸ™‚

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  3. You write beautifully. I can understand what purpose you’re trying to express. You write from the heart and there’s soul and honesty that you were able to put up. Good work. Hey, I hope you could also follow my blog, that would be really cool. Thanks! Kudos! šŸ˜Š


  4. varjakBaby says:

    Me too.

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  5. I heard recently that Courage isn’t always a roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says “I can do this again tomorrow.”

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  6. shllyn says:

    I love that. When writing it, I thought about adding something about taking another step further into the water each day. Thank you!

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  7. What a wonderful poem! You are so talented. I’m particularly partial to poetry that references the sea. šŸ™‚

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  8. shllyn says:

    That is very sweet of you. Thank you!

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  9. May you soon sail that ship and happy journeys!

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  10. Thanks for the follow šŸ™‚

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  11. Good poem. When the time is right, the courage will be there. For me, fear is a signal that I should push forward. Thank you for following my blog. -Dawn, CreatetheDawn

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  12. This is a lovely poem. The ocean theme fits beautifully throughout..
    Thanks for your follow.

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  13. robgradens says:

    Your voyage will be mental as much as (possibly) physical. Think of poetry writing itself as sailing the sea.

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  14. Bill says:

    So beautiful and brilliant. Really, really well done!

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  15. shllyn says:

    Thank you so much!


  16. Bill says:

    My pleasure!

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  17. John Evans says:

    Yes! I have loved sailing from a teenager. Finally received an opportunity to sail off the coast of Maine. Loved every single day on the water. Peaceful. Love your sentiments very well. Take good care and thank you for your very valuable follow. I appreciate you. Peace.

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  18. JeNom says:

    Today, your feet may be planted in the sand, tomorrow the curiosity of what lies in the horizon will cause you venture to uncharted places.

    Beautiful piece, Shllyn.

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  19. Marilyn says:

    Your words are a masterclass in therapeutic writing. I believe that mental / emotional health have universally shared aural and visual images.You speak of, and to, so many individuals. Thank you.

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