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The Mighty Ship
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By Louis Gander
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The Mighty Ship

A brand new car, a hand-held game

or other things we chose,

a TV set, a picture frame

or nice designer clothes,


possessions each- and all the toys,

with every single day,

will rot or rust as earth destroys -

and simply waste away.


Of great importance, though, the chore

to grow the love of 'greed'.

Yes, bigger- better- greater- more,

so water, we, our needs.


(now to the spiritual...)


No sea or ocean under moon

to put a ship afloat -

and twilight comes much, much too soon

to build a mighty boat.

While aimlessly, the world roams,

surprised, I hear the Lord,

"The mighty ship is sailing home.

It's time to get aboard."

So swiftly, on my journey, go

here on this mighty ship -

and left behind, all those I know.

I sail my final trip.

Securely, though, on ship thereof,

upon the mighty sea,

I find myself in arms of love -

and earth has ceased to be.


(and back to the physical...)


It's all 'the rage' so hey, come on!

Be noticed!  That's our goal!

With make-up and great outfit on,

who cares about the soul?


Contoured, the fields of corn and hay,

the winds bring season's fall.

A few have learned the real way -

are humbled through it all.


The sun has lost its grip to west

and darkness now draws nigh.

Are we prepared to be His guest?

Are we prepared to die?

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Submitted: Thursday, February 20, 2014

Last Updated: Friday, February 21, 2014

About the Poet
Born in Richland Center, Wisconsin in 1954. It's the poem's message that matters- not the poet.

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