sailing ships, poetry, steven humphreys

Sailing ships

The immensity

of the power

of nature


each day

its destruction

torrential downpour

hail stones

hurricane winds

spinning tornado


glacier breaks

we masters of none

pray to god

in our watery


sailing ships

tread water

they dip

to distant shores

waves pound

sea sickness


your vessel

leaping to the air

goes down

and down


into ocean waves

many embracing arms


the sea can be gentle

but never challenge

it with ego


you have not mastered

the drink

nor your own life

it has mastered you

it will sink you

drown you

and humble you

out of nowhere

it comes

like the hand of god

slapping you down

a huge

hundred foot

rogue wave

sinking the largest



ship of ships

ever built by men

who never


knelt down

clasping their hands


bowing their heads

in name of

the almighty



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Steven James Humphreys

My books are for sale at Amazon and Barnes and Noble. I live with my wife and our cats and dog. I hope you enjoy my blog and find it informative, meaningful and entertaining. Let me know what you think. You can read more on my 'about me' page. Thanks for stopping by! Take a visit to my other site.

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