Yawl #atozchallenge #poetry #life’slessons #sailing #napomo


She was ours this sturdy craft

maiden voyage stem to stern packed

we set off on a lark that day

knowing not that bad weather was in the way

we pitched  we rolled

our new craft took a toll

we trimmed  we sailed

and emptied quite a few pail

an ugly grey squall no less

it was sent our way to give the test

when sun’s weak rays came at last

we knew one of many we had passed

for others would we be ready

in our life there would be plenty

storms to test our merit

lessons for love we would bear it

***

There are many challenges in life. If we cannot weather those storms our life is not hardy and hail. This is my offering to the A to Z challenge. A lesson of life packed into this “Y” – my little “craft” bobs and pitches on a regular basis but we are still “afloat.”

The beautiful seascape is by artist Konstantinovich

6 thoughts on “Yawl #atozchallenge #poetry #life’slessons #sailing #napomo

  1. lovely piece, and yes, somedays it feels like all we do is bail to keep from drowning. Love how you say that so beautifully here. Thanks for writing.

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