The Raft

The Raft

A Poem by Pete
"

Life in us is like the water in a river. - Thoreau

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Image result for raft on a river

Float me.
Float me a raft.
Journey me to faith's dreams
So I can escape a hard life's screams.
Destiny's current will take me.
Guiding me to where I must go.
No matter how fast or slow.
Alone but strong.
Right and not wrong.
Up river or down.
Ending at truth's final, welcoming town.
Grant me favor's gracious ticket.
Passing through a hiatal Hell and transient thicket.
Take me beyond a Tinker's damn.
Let me be who I am.
Over muddy waters and baptism's font.
So I can be filled with promise and not hungry with want.
Bind it with immutable fate.
Before it gets too infernally late.

Float me.
Float me a raft.
One that knows the way.
In both never-ending night and promising day.
As justice has the last say.
Fashion me a loyal, loving craft.
A vessel of reason and mercy.
Steady in both rapids and falls.
No matter the current.
One that swims and doesn't sink.
Regardless of what the depths think.
As God unconditionally gives a nod and a wink.
The angels will paddle.
Breaching the unknown's cruel, relentless straddle.
Make it a boat that knows all Noah's things.
No matter what the flood brings.
Oh please float me.
Float me a raft.
One that will last.
In prayers asked.
So I can get past ...




© 2019 Pete


Author's Note

Pete
"Life is grand, and so are its environments of Past and Future. Would the face of nature be so serene and beautiful if man's destiny were not equally so?" - Thoreau

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You have posted a really superb image Pete to accompany your poem. It's a fine write, full of rich imagery and wisdom. A strong metaphor runs through its whole and when I read, it comes across like a prayer. We all need a little help to ride the tides of life. Lovely work.

Chris

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Pete

4 Months Ago

thanks Chris. couldn't have summed it up better myself ... :)
Christine Anne Shaw

4 Months Ago

Now that pleases me also :))


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I always liken life to a river & you've taken this idea to the outer limits. I love how you pile on each new expansion of imagery, showing more & more of the scene, as it unfolds in one's imagination. Your writing feels turbulent & difficult to ride, as it would be on a flimsy raft atop frothy waves. Always love your attention to word meanings & sounds, clearly a love affair with picking words to use for maximum effect (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Pete

3 Months Ago

can't help but smile as i read your review. through my writing, you've gotten to know me better tha.. read more
You have posted a really superb image Pete to accompany your poem. It's a fine write, full of rich imagery and wisdom. A strong metaphor runs through its whole and when I read, it comes across like a prayer. We all need a little help to ride the tides of life. Lovely work.

Chris

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Pete

4 Months Ago

thanks Chris. couldn't have summed it up better myself ... :)
Christine Anne Shaw

4 Months Ago

Now that pleases me also :))

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