Thursday, June 2, 2011

Drunken Sailor

"In art and dream, may you proceed with abandon. In life may you proceed with balance and stealth." ~ Patti Smith

despair in every ribbon of hope; i'm on the edge
a picturesque scene of serenity is just a sketch
life can't be either/or; it lies
somewhere in between lows and highs
it does seem my feet have no grip
in which to balance on life's ship
is it funny how i always choose to walk the tightrope
knowing the fall is despair in every ribbon of hope

tumultuously staggering about this life of mine
a drunken sailor knowing it always works out just fine
a heavy heart is mine to bear
and others will have their fair share
of diseases and tears i know
wish we didn't need pain to grow
i refuse to believe that i must always swim in doubt
drunken sailor, tumultuously staggering about


  1. Not sure I agree with Patti Smith's premise, but yours is a fine development of it.