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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Outlook (06/02/11)

TITLE: Smooth Sailing
By Lisa Johnson
06/08/11


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Smooth Sailing

My journey started with the sun,
With gentle wind and placid sea.
The race before me to be run,
With hopeful heart and spirit free.

With hand set firm upon the wheel,
I set the course that I should sail.
With confidence that I could feel,
In my own strength, I would not fail.

A Captain for my vessel small,
In foolish pride, I did not choose.
I did not see the coming squall,
And fathomed not what I could lose.

I could not see beyond the storm,
Beyond the clouds, beyond the rain.
On raging tempests I was borne,
Too far to see the shore again.

And tossed about on every wave,
I could not see an end in sight.
I needed Someone who could save
My wretched soul from dark of night.

And so the Master of the Sea,
In mercy reached to take my hand.
In loving kindness rescued me,
And in His strength I now can stand.

My journey now is with the Son,
Who stills the storms, and calms the sea.
And when my final race is done,
My outlook is... eternity.


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Beth LaBuff 06/14/11
You had me smiling when I reached the end! Your message shines, you meter and story are great. I think this poem resembles all of us. Very good!
Joanne Sher 06/14/11
Just beautiful - a message for all of us.
Janice Fitzpatrick06/16/11
What a gentle lovely reminder. Thx for writing this! God bless you! Congrats on the win!
Rachel Phelps06/16/11
Gently lovely. Congratulations on your EC!
Gerald Shuler 09/07/11
I've been out of touch for a while but I am glad you are still submitting your writings. This one has the gentle appeal of wisdom and the guiding truth that leaves us with undeniable hope. This poem is very well done.