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Life On A Boat

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How much of our journey is meant to be alone?

We enter and exit this world - alone.

Our pain, joy, sorrow, and happiness can be shared, but no one ever truly understands exactly how we feel.

Often our life is as if we are sailing solo.

A small vessel - rocked, swayed and tormented by storms and waves alike. Yet also experiences every ray of sunshine and each ocean breeze.

Throughout our journey, we come across others, in their own vessel.

Some crossings are long; we share our experiences and journey at sea. We even plan voyages together, one following the other.

But at each days end when the sun sets and night follows; we always go back in our own boat. As much as we spend time with others, they must also leave to attend to their vessel.

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Because we are on a boat, strong winds and currents send it where it will. We can never plan on others being with us on our journey. For every hello has a guaranteed goodbye.

© 2017 Elise


Bella Allred on February 28, 2017:

Oh my it's beautiful, and sad, and true, wonderful.

Erica on February 27, 2017:

Love this!

John Hansen from Australia (Gondwana Land) on February 27, 2017:

A poignant message in this poem, Elise. Well written.

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