173. On the sea of love

Are you the victim of the ocean,
or are you the ocean?
All your feelings are your own,
but they will blow you anywhere
without your being able to resist them,
although you as their possessor
are alone entirely responsible for them;
so, are you the wind that blows,
or are you the skipper of the tossed ship
that sets the sails to how the wind blows,
risking shipwreck on the way
and without knowing whether you will ever reach a port?

The wind is yours, the ship is yours,
just keep afloat, enjoy the wind and keep it going,
and at least you won't lack any entertainment
on a sea that tends to get the funnier
the more outrageously you keep on blowing.

Poetry by Christian Lanciai The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2006-09-02 at 16:42

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Intimacies and outcries
by Christian Lanciai