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Below is the poem entitled ON THE OCEAN WAVES which was written by poet Sidney Beck. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Ships that toss on the ocean waves have no track
To follow to lead  them home by starboard tack,
Do not float abroad by evening star, or wave and throw
Their  moorings to the lubbers ashore and below.
They wrest their pathway home from the deep
While landward the dry hills of home rest asleep.

Souls that search endlessly for salvation sure
Have no warrantied way to help them endure,
Cannot take or borrow the time to try new ways
To head  ever closer to endless halcyon days.
These poor spirits tread a narrow path of dread,
Never knowing when, but always fearing to be dead.

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Written   on  27  July  2012
Entered in  Francine Roberts's  Contest  On the Ocean Waves

Copyright © Sidney Beck

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  1. Date: 8/9/2012 10:25:00 AM
    A well deserved win for you. Congratulations Sidney. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/5/2012 9:53:00 AM
    Wow, an excellent, most poignant write, Sidney! Congrats on your win! Love and Blessings, Rhonda

  1. Date: 8/3/2012 8:39:00 AM
    Congratulations Sidney would have placed it higher xx

  1. Date: 7/27/2012 7:54:00 AM
    good one! best of luck in the contest...

  1. Date: 7/27/2012 6:55:00 AM
    Yes, I am sure in recesses of the human mind of the men at and the family at home is the dread that death could happen at any given moment from the sinking of the ship..Great work that you have penned for the contest..Reads like a winner to me..Sara

  1. Date: 7/26/2012 4:03:00 PM
    I love the watery imagery. That always has a place in my heart.