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Should I

Perhaps in that angry sea?
No, why would you want to join me -
so close the eroding shore,
a faltering ship, that in its hold
heavy cargo of the past
tosses and rattles about?

No, if you were to join me -
how, through this small scuttle
could two hearts fit
with the stores of many years entwined?

But, your song draws me
to a leeward stillness
in the shadow of a friendly isle
where I need not struggle for the helm
- perhaps I can let go, with you,
should I?

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  1. Date: 11/7/2013 12:10:00 PM
    lovely win Criag, * HUGS & LOVE <3 ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 11/7/2013 6:14:00 AM
    I remember this little gem well Craig...Better the second time around...Congrats my friend! - Tim

  1. Date: 11/6/2013 7:05:00 PM
    Hello Craig, . ... CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR WINNING POEM!!! awesome :) LUV~ LINDA

  1. Date: 11/6/2013 12:43:00 PM
    Every bard on this site will read this and, with great humility, exclaim, "This man knows how to write." Congratulations, my friend..... Jake

  1. Date: 11/6/2013 8:13:00 AM
    Feel honored to share the space with you, congrats!

  1. Date: 11/5/2013 11:37:00 PM
    Congrads in the contest.

  1. Date: 11/5/2013 7:28:00 PM
    Oh wow, so delicate with strong imagery. Heartmelting. Congrats on the well deserved win. Going to my faves :)

  1. Date: 11/5/2013 6:22:00 PM
    LOVE This , I need to read for a minute , and this is wonderful..

  1. Date: 11/5/2013 5:13:00 PM
    this one captivated me from the first time I read it; I had no idea who'd written it and was dying to find out! somehow everything about it was spot on: the mood, the tone, the wording - congrats!

  1. Date: 7/18/2013 10:12:00 PM
    Craig, Nice to see you on Debbie Guzzi, winning list...... Congratulations! Hugs* SKAT

  1. Date: 7/17/2013 6:14:00 PM
    Yes Craig, throw the 'heavy cargo of the past' overboard, let go and take the plunge!...Perhaps I'll do the same and join you but three's a crowd, huh? Oh well...Last verse is a true stunner...You've done Kash proud - Tim

  1. Date: 7/17/2013 5:06:00 PM
    stunning work that pleads for clarity; your catchy end clinches this piece, craig. ,y sweet congrats to you..:) huggs

  1. Date: 7/17/2013 12:34:00 PM
    I love your concluding verse, Craig :-). congrats on your win. Regards, Su

  1. Date: 7/16/2013 5:24:00 PM
    Congrats on your win, my friend. Loved always, bl

  1. Date: 7/13/2013 7:00:00 PM
    Yes you should........:) if a person makes you feel comfortable to be yourself even with all the heavy cargo and makes you feel good being with them............Take a chance.....Shaz

  1. Date: 7/13/2013 2:05:00 PM
    Craig...what a life altering question...the imagery...beautiful. Wonderful write!

  1. Date: 7/1/2013 2:46:00 PM
    A beautiful poem..We all carry that cargo from the past .and We re all in search of that isle which somehow exists in the inner thought which mingles within our heart and soul.Its nice to dream or to let someone in our surroundings make our life a bit more serene.Very sentimental is this poem Maybe you should : ) definitely going to my favs.Kash is another great wonder He inspired you : )

  1. Date: 6/30/2013 7:03:00 PM
    YES perfect now, clear, emotional great writing!!! L & L

  1. Date: 6/30/2013 7:01:00 PM
    very nice and WOW! needless to say, "the angry sea" rides out through your poem. Thank you for sharing <3 ~SKAT~ <3

  1. Date: 6/30/2013 2:41:00 PM
    Craig I love both of these verse but you are confusing me by your info, please title your own verse #1 which starts why should I let you know, leave the poem and poets name for the bottom of the verse. This seems like 2 verses not one and though I really like both, now I don't know what to do since everyone else only wrote 1? IF it is ALL one verse, please lay it out that way? XXOO L & L