Storms and Stoicism


Seething are the seas on which I sail

Wave after wave of aggression and malice

Purposed only to break me,  my spirit

Intent to rob me of myself

I know my destination

I know the course I chose

I know my lapses in navigation

I know I’ve been lost

What’s most important in my mind

Keeping that ever in my eye

No more shall falsehood reign o’er me

My Lord has not my prodigal self forsaken

Never will the raging ocean victorious be

Never will I turn and flee

Never will my tears flow free

I bear the burden of my hardship

It was of my own making

It is of mine alone to bear

It is a lesson in humility

A lesson not giving into despair

I am more than my mistakes

My character dies not on one act

My truth dissolves not on gossip and lies

My resolve and compass still are true

Beaten and battered I will arrive

My journey will see an end

My loved ones will not cast me out

Though my mistakes they can’t comprehend

Without flinching my beating will I take

Without failing to the right course I’ll keep

Without pride now I must my heart guard close

Without vitriol my composure will remain

Learning more compassion

Learning ever more patience

Learning love for those that hate me

On my life’s voyage now

My strength will not fail me

My Lord as my guide

Soon calmer seas I’ll sail

Soon to paradise I’ll arrive

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About The Lost Poet

I write because I find inspiration. It is my hope that through my writing some connections may be felt. Everything I write comes from my experiences with life, and with the people that I love. I try to remember to see myself in everyone, and everyone in myself.
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