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The fairest of seas surrounding me;
Nor clouds, nor breeze binding me;
Yet I'm bound on this ship and alone:
The void prevalent has left me forlorn...

I sail from strained waters to land;
Yet I despair in faith's hand;
But for now, I'm stranded here--
Like a soldier disbanded here;
I try to raise the sails to motion
And hope to see a little shore...
Yet I feel, in a dreary fashion,
I try but I can do no more...

What grudge have ye against me, winds?
Bluest water, for what cause
Dost thou stay me down upon
Whilst my vessel's gathering moss?

Answer, I demand of thee (yet no sound):
Nor stirring of water, nor sight of ground;
Yet I try to move in naught;
Yet, this courage in me has brought--
Fresh yearning brought to my sinew:
To the limbs, a vigor of new,
To try myself to advance,
Rather than to hold-on askance--
Who's to say another league,
Could free me from this other realm...

Copyright © Akash Yadav

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  1. Date: 3/13/2011 1:25:00 PM
    Enjoyed..Congratulations on going through the first round...Sara

  1. Date: 3/9/2011 3:10:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry making through round one of PoetrySoup's contest. The best to you in the finals Akash. Love Carol

  1. Date: 3/7/2011 11:27:00 AM
    A beautiful poem to win the semi finals. Congratulations. Mohammad

  1. Date: 12/7/2010 8:42:00 AM
    Congratulations Akash on your excellent poetry being featured this week on PoetrySoup. May you have many more features. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/24/2010 3:38:00 PM
    Very nice monologue you have penned so well with the different forces of nature, Akash