Distant Ship


 A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity. Proverbs 17:17


A poetic offering for the weekend…


Distant Ship


I saw her today,

by the way

your name was mentioned

in passing


occurred to me

what I failed to see


in what turned out to be


a friendship unlike

those lasting.


Flowers in time do bloom,

some friendships

from the start

are doomed.


For friends are born

for adversity,

love for the days of pain –

a smile despite the perversity,

in a world that at times seems insane.


But as a ship with no anchor


No grace you gave for the rift-


misunderstanding in time,

swiftly judged,

You drew your line.


Offended you stood,

by all you thought good,


where is the grace you define?


In the distance

I see your outline

shadowy and sublime,

From the shore I stand,

safe in the land-


I wonder what you will find.


Far at sea you sail on,

while I walk alone

with the sun,

See you no more,

as once before,

not ’til the day is done.





 photo credit: Sunset at the Baltic Sea via photopin (license)


Published by enthusiasticallydawn

Dawn Paoletta is a life enthusiast who loves to juggle words, chug coffee, and journal excessively. You can find her gathering stones on the beach most mornings. She enjoys hanging out with her hubby, daughter and family pets in Narragansett, RI and shares her passion, poetry and prose @Enthusiastically, Dawn.

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