Stormy Seas


Anyone can steer when the seas are calm

And I pray your days filled with breezes just

But when the gales begin to fill your sails

Is when we find what is best in us


When whitecaps wrinkle the glassine surface

And strong winds blow against our lives

We must find the strength of right purpose

And work to determine what survives


Tossed and turned through a sleepless night

Plagued by the storms without warning

We must hold the helm ever so tight

If we hope to see the next morning


Set your eyes upon the horizon far

And lash yourself to the sturdy rail

Find the power of who you surely are

For you were always meant to sail


17 Responses to “Stormy Seas”
  1. Anyone can steer when the seas are calm. Indeed. So well expressed!

  2. I have been sailing the stormy sea for a while, and it’s very tough, but it also gives me the strength to steer as far as possible. This poetry is a reminder of storms and the courage to sail, another motivating work Brad.

  3. Francisco Bravo Cabrera says:

    Yes, certainly we were always meant to sail! Beautiful!

  4. Jim Borden says:

    love the inspiration!

  5. petespringerauthor says:

    I interpret your piece as way beyond sailing. I think it’s meant to be a metaphor for life.

  6. jonicaggiano says:

    What a lovely way of talking about the trials of our lives and how we are surviving. This is indeed an uplifting and timely piece Brad. Beautifully written. Love ❤️ Jonikins

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