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A Ship of Fools

We sailed upon a ship of fools no sails and rudder bent lost sight of land and pondered “I wonder where it went” As we chased the rising sun we begged it: “please slow down’ for we hadn’t figured out how to turn the ship around. Becalmed amid a rising gale we battened down the hatches unfurled our tattered drooping sail wind blowing through its patches so we grabbed the long boat oars to paddle to the beach a vain attempt at seamanship as they were too short to reach. And here we sit on mirror sea rewriting all the rules too late to change the fate of those book passage on a ship of fools. 10/19/2021 A Noteworthy Ship Poetry Contest

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Date: 11/12/2021 6:47:00 PM
Congrats on your win!
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Date: 11/12/2021 12:09:00 PM
Love it! My husband has a cartoonish painting of “Ship of Fools,” by Michael Bedard. There are a bunch of ducks, one with a guitar and beer cans in the water as the boat is about to be hit by a rogue wave. Congratulations!
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Date: 11/12/2021 11:35:00 AM
Congratulations on your win. What a creative/cute~story/write. Have a blessed day with your win...............
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Date: 11/12/2021 10:32:00 AM
John, what a clever and emotionally gripping poem. I love it. Congrats on your placement!
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Date: 11/11/2021 10:26:00 PM
Great writing. Congratulations!
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Date: 11/11/2021 6:59:00 PM
Wow! Thanks for sharing this, expressing great wisdom in your awesome poetic style. God bless you.
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Date: 11/11/2021 2:19:00 PM
Congrats on deserved first place, John. Terry
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Date: 10/19/2021 3:44:00 PM
Amazing write. So good. Love it. God bless you with a win. Love, Gina
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John lawless
Date: 10/20/2021 4:52:00 AM
Glad you enjoyed it Regina
Date: 10/19/2021 1:18:00 PM
Oh, this is good. My best to you in the contest’ xomo
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John lawless
Date: 10/20/2021 4:50:00 AM
Thanks Mo, it's more of an infamous ship so we'll see if it finds safe harbor. thanks for the visit.
Date: 10/19/2021 9:21:00 AM
Very cool. Sounds like the boat I've been traveling on. : )
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arthur vaso
Date: 10/20/2021 12:26:00 AM
I have no doubt that on a ship of fools you were on it!