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A City Boy Set Sail

A slender lad, a city boy, set sail 'Board ship that hugged the contours of his coast But lo! there brewed a mighty storm that night The frail lad's heart did rise and fall that night As gazing at each battered, storm-tossed sail He wondered if again he'd see that coast When morning broke, the lad espied his coast Remembering the perils of that night He marveled at how steady was each sail ~ No longer did he need to see the coast

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Date: 10/4/2019 4:01:00 PM
This speaks wonderfully about our fears! Great Poem
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 10/4/2019 5:52:00 PM
Thanks for digging back a ways to find this one and for your encouraging words, Timothy! Cheers, Gershon
Date: 9/13/2019 10:17:00 PM
Some kind of deeper meaning echoed through this one for me; maybe that we long for what we know/have in the face of danger but for what we don't know/have in the face of calm? thanks for the write
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 9/14/2019 9:16:00 PM
Appreciate you taking the time to reflect so deeply on this poem. Thank you so much. Best wishes, gw
Date: 9/12/2019 3:21:00 PM
I like this—and the ending, “No longer did he need to see the coast” The kind of delightful line that gives the reader pause to consider! Thanks ~ Ken
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 9/12/2019 3:30:00 PM
Thank you for the thoughtful feedback, Ken. I was hoping someone would feel this way. Appreciated. Cheers, Gershon
Date: 9/12/2019 2:48:00 PM
Well written Pen my friend! The coast has magic and you brought that magic to life!
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 9/12/2019 3:13:00 PM
Thank you for your kind words, Bobby. Cheers, Gershon