The Storm

Why does the storm rage?
My ship is tossed about.

It is
        so
               hard
to sail in the right direction
      when the captain
                                       cowers
            below decks.

He does not steer the ship
  out of fear.
                  He fears hitting the rocks.
(The rocks are still there –
   he will probably hit them anyway.)

What a
    useless
captain.

Hold on, O captain.
Trust your compass. Watch the lighthouse.
Do not flee the waves.

Know that a smooth sea
         never
                     made
     a skilled sailor.

3 thoughts on “The Storm

  1. I love this, especially the reminder that what he fears, will indeed happen if he hides from it, and the fact that he has something he can trust but he needs to be willing to use it and trust it.

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