Ray William Roldan

Rookie (07-11-58 / Summit, NJ.)

Drift Away - Poem by Ray William Roldan

Drift away young brother of mind
and cast away those ties,
there's a storm ahead of another kind
and it may be fraught with lies!

Your vessel is worn and tattered
from an enemies senseless abuse,
it's purpose all but shattered
lost are memories of value or use!

You once were fresh from stem to stern
but an evil wind crossed your bow,
there's not compass or star to guide your turn
though you sail ahead somehow!

And I'm sure you believe your journey is true
for there's something that fills your sail,
but your not certain of what your here to do
though your certain your bound to fail!

Now some believe they've been cast away
by a father both thoughtless and cold,
they cower and hide through life's long day
their youth giving way to old!

Now try and remember to before you were born
how you plotted a course through this life,
and though this truth from you was torn
you steel against sorrow and strife!

But now is the time you must take the wheel
for it's not the father who authors this gale,
allow your heart and mind once more to feel
and be the wind that fills your sail!

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Poem Edited: Tuesday, December 15, 2009

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