Thursday, September 21, 2006

HARBOR OF REGRET

The ship that never sailed
a harbor of regret
a dock of might-have-beens
a sea of discontent.

I'd rather set my sails
and journey with the tide
than be content to coast
and never to have tried.

A distant shore's awaiting
for those to take the ride
a shore of new beginnings
get on board while there's still time!

34 comments:

  1. Okay, I've been thinking about taking a trip to Arizona. You're practically pushing me on that plane, aren't you, Margie?:)

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  2. The only failure is not to try, we all learn from our experiences, even if they do not turn out the way we wished.

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  3. If we never try, we will never know that our lives can be richer and better.
    You are on a roll, girl!! Where do you come up these poems!

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  4. Hey! count me in! I know how to steer!!

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  5. Thar she blows!! Or is it man overboard?

    You ever notice how many sayings and metaphors ther are for the steps on the journey?

    Have a great day.

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  6. I needed to hear this today. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  7. *A distant shore's awaiting
    for those to take the ride
    a shore of new beginnings
    get on board while there's still time!*

    Just when I was feeling one with the dumps.. thanks for this.. it made my morning! :)

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  8. The saddest words are could have, should have, would have!

    Nothing quite like regrets....

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  9. I am on board Margie!!! I agree we all need to take chances and sail towards unknown sometime or the other....

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  10. wonderful, margie!
    count me in (there's still room left, right?:))

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  11. Sail, Margie, sail! And I'm board too!

    Beautiful, magical, wise words that flow so wonderfully.

    Thank you for this gift, and for always being such light of inspiration!!

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  12. "get on board while there's still time"

    Aptly put, as usual!

    :)

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  13. I hope its not too late for us to get on board !Lovely words! So apt!

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  14. You know, that for me, this once again was perfect for my life. You never fail to amaze me.

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  15. I'm on board. Let's go!!
    Thank you Margie :-)

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  16. Wisdom indeed.

    I particularly like your lines "a sea of discontent" and "content to coast"

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  17. I'd rather set my sails
    and journey with the tide
    than be content to coast
    and never to have tried.



    Beautiful lines...very inspirational....

    I am a first timer on your blog...really liked it

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  18. this is so like old world poetry!! very beautiful margie! have a good day!

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  19. Have been very busy lately!
    Finally have a few minutes to reply to all of you!

    aorora
    Time for you to take that trip!

    elle
    Welcome!
    Thank you for your comments!

    choices
    thank you!

    pat
    You can be the Captain!

    brian
    Save that man overboard!

    deb
    you are so very welcome!

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  20. sOulasyulm
    you are welcome!
    So very glad!

    ash
    I agree!
    Thank you for your comments!

    kai
    thank you!
    **hugs**

    dodi
    welcome aboard!

    polona
    lots of room left for you!
    welcome matey!

    id is it
    Thank you for your nice comment!
    take care!

    andrew
    We're all waiting for you!

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  21. serenity
    so glad you are on board too!
    thank you for your kind n magical
    words!

    srrictly for my friends
    Thank you!

    blueberry_rumraisins
    Lots of time left to get on board!
    thank you!

    don
    Thank you!
    Hop on board!

    kathi
    so glad!
    thank you!

    eileen
    so very glad you're on board!

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  22. rob
    Thank you so much!

    jon
    Thank you very much!

    ilias
    welcome aboard!

    ganesh
    Welcome!
    So nice to have you here!
    Thank you!

    neers
    Thank you so much!
    Have a good day also!

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  23. This poem is so poignant. Regret is one of the worst things to have to live with. That "harbor of regret" is not where I want to dock!

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  24. Whats wrong Margie? This doesnt sound like the cheerful you. Hope everything is allright. Otherwise, this is a good poem. Take care

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  25. yeah Marg Im sailing away amidst storms and wutnots.

    way to go!
    Keshi.

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  26. anali
    Thank you!
    Glad you liked the poem!
    Take care!

    ari
    I am ok... thank you!
    Glad you liked the poem!
    Take care!

    keshi
    Thanks my dear!

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Each day comes
bearing its own gifts ...
Untie the ribbons.

-Ruth Ann Schabacker