Others Will Build Their Boats

Others Will Build Their Boats

A Poem by Brenden Taylor
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Just some thoughts on what poetry is...and what it's not.

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water from beginning to end

from sunrise east to sunset west

from one outstretched arm to the other

from ashy birth to dusty death

water from beginning to end


within the river of life

celebration hand in hand with laughter

emotional ebb and flow to and fro

heartbreak hand in hand with slaughter

within the river of life


everyone is in the river

and will experience these emotional crests

poetry is how we maneuver the river

and get to the final shore

everyone is in the river


some will try to swim

using raw feelings to stay afloat

they let emotional flow control their route

with no direction and no purpose

some will try to swim


but they won't get far

they would rather ride the waves

without protection from the naturally self-preserving current

and slowly sink in selfish subjectivity

but they won't get far


others will build their boats

solid ships with structure and strength

stability scoring the surface of the river

still carrying us over the blue

others will build their boats
an image as the figurehead
a tangibly beautiful object for people
to connect their preconceived notions to yours
and ultimately climb aboard your ship
an image as the figurehead

these we call the masters
their vessels can steer the voyage

and not let the river control them

but mindfully navigate their way home

these we call the masters


now we're sailing through life

don't let the river decide how

you'll get from one shore to another

be the master of your imagination

now we're sailing through life

© 2014 Brenden Taylor


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I like it… but if I wrote it I'd work on the descriptions just a little. Good job!

Posted 6 Years Ago


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Brenden Taylor

6 Years Ago

Thanks for the review, yo! I agree, I feel like I could've been more descriptive in some lines. But .. read more
Blunk

6 Years Ago

I agree with your approach to avoiding too many words.

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Brenden Taylor

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