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Winds of a Changing Way

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Winds of a Changing Way

	I see darkness; coldness; an abyss. I feel cold; lonely; and fear. I know not of how I am able to change my current course in the sea of indifference. My oars are but a shell of the person I used to be. My boat is a hollowed out soul. The fear I feel is irrational, but it’s my truth. My anchor is the pain of my anguished self. The water I float on is the tears that I can’t cry and hold within. My destination is unknown but not worth the trip. My navigation equipment is the smile of yours that I will never be able to obtain.
	Does the course make the person or does the person make the course? Will we ever know until we get there? Is the pain of life worth the trip?  When does one know when the trip is even over? When we die? Is it before our death? Is it after our death? Does it even matter? Why do we make impossible plans for our future, when our present needs the most tending? How can I allow one person dictate how I choose to course my voyage? Not anymore.
	I tried to hold on to you with whatever strength I had. I don’t have the strength any longer. Now you are nothing more than debris in the river I am forging. Your opinion is like a drop of water in the midst of the ocean I have taken my voyage on. The tides are lower everyday because I no longer cry over you. There is nothing left for me to do, but to ride on my present course, and to find my true inner self. My course has been changed. My navigation set anew. Now my course shall be whatever I choose. No longer will it be what I think you would have me choose. Never again, will you be my tugboat. I am my own ship now!

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  1. Date: 5/12/2012 9:17:00 AM
    Yoou painted the perfect picture of what I have been going through however my ship in going to the otherside for I have no more time for fear and poluted tides. As long as I keep my eyes on God and not on what people do or are not doing I will become all I was really meant to be, not what this world tried to make me be!!!! This too shall pass, awsome poem!!!! Congrats!

    Hebets Avatar Ryan Hebets
    Date: 5/15/2012 10:48:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks.
  1. Date: 5/7/2012 10:03:00 PM
    Congratulations on your featured poem, I enjoyed reading every verse of this well-written poem which is so captivating and full of great wisdom and insight, this is a good write, and it makes the reader think about their life, it paints a picture, every verse tells a true story, thanks for sharing it.

    Hebets Avatar Ryan Hebets
    Date: 5/10/2012 1:25:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for your input. I try to paint a picture when I write a poem.
  1. Date: 5/7/2012 1:25:00 PM
    Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week Ryan. Love, Carol

    Hebets Avatar Ryan Hebets
    Date: 5/10/2012 1:25:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you.
  1. Date: 5/7/2012 12:09:00 PM
    Wow very deep heart felt feelings i like this one a lot we allfeel this way through out our lives andyour words are put perfectly and pure and make the mind visualize your journey very well writen very great read thaks for shareing.

    Hebets Avatar Ryan Hebets
    Date: 5/10/2012 1:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for reading.
  1. Date: 4/17/2012 4:58:00 AM
    A warm welcome to PoetrySoup I offer to you Ryan. I wish for you the best in your writing endeavors whatever they may be. May you find inspiration by reading some of the poetry written here by other poets. May the sun shine on you that you might find great joy in your life. Love, Carol

    Hebets Avatar Ryan Hebets
    Date: 4/17/2012 5:11:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you. I have all of these poems, but I have always been too afraid to show anyone any of them for fear of showing my true self.
  1. Date: 4/16/2012 10:37:00 PM
    Good piece! Heartbreak always brings strong poetry.

    Hebets Avatar Ryan Hebets
    Date: 4/17/2012 5:12:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Trust me I know. Some of my best work comes from heartbreak and heartache.