Liilia Talts Morrison

Gold Star - 4,968 Points (August 20,1937 / Estonia)

The Ship Of Fate - Poem by Liilia Talts Morrison

Across the distant waves I see
Flag poised above the blue
The ship of fate approaching me
Long decades overdue

For years my life was but a farce
I did not have a goal
My crusts of bread and garments sparse
I played the pauper's role

Then as my evening years arrived
I crawled to hope's fair shore
And when I did, old dreams revived
In whitest seagulls' soar

That's when I saw the gloried ship
Its mast hewed with belief
A wooden cross clung to the tip
In promise of relief

I quickly swam and climbed aboard
And found some fellow souls
Who just like me would be restored
Names writ on heaven's scrolls

My wish for you, dear friend or foe
Is that you find the shore
Where in the evening's fading glow
Your ship finds heaven's door

Across the distant waves I see
Flag poised above the blue
The ship of fate approaching me
Long decades overdue.

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What is my fate, what is my destiny?

Comments about The Ship Of Fate by Liilia Talts Morrison

  • Margaret O Driscoll (1/11/2016 1:57:00 PM)


    A ship of both fate and faith, 'I crawled to hope's fair shore', almost biblical, very beautiful! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, August 9, 2012



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