Our Way

 

OUR WAY

A ship sails through the darkness of the 21st century, AD
The dolphins make its escort
Overhead it has a rainbow
Following its stern are the Sea Gulls taking thier turn
catching the updarft
Light shines down threw the clouds
Captain orders it helmsman,
steer by the helmsman’s eye,
keep a stay on the light
A mariner speaks out,
Why will the whales not follow?
A Sea Gull answers,
they think themselves strong enough
But” speaks the mariner,
the whalers in their greed seek to slay
Yes” answers the Sea Gull,
we choose our own way”

By: Shepard of Peace

Dear Blue Myrian

If to love you is a crime
Then I’m the biggest criminal there is
If to love you is crazy
Then I’m the craziest person there is
If to love you is a sin
Then I’m a sinner
I’m sorry
I can’t help it
And I don’t know why
All I ever wanted from you was to just say
It’s okay
I would never hurt you
In any kind of way

By Shepard of Peace

I Feel Something Out There

I FEEL SOMETHING OUT THERE

I stand my Forward Lookout
There is nothing I can see
But I feel there?s something out there
That simply cannot be
To that of which I feel
I wonder what I would see

Bridge to Forward Lookout
Bridge aye
Surface contact, relative bearing zero one zero
Bridge aye

Bridge to Combat
Bridge aye
We hold no surface contacts on radar
Bridge aye

Sir, Forward Lookout reports a surface contact relative bearing zero one zero
Combat holds no surface contacts on radar

Very well

Boatswain, Call the senior ET to the bridge

Bridge to Combat
Bridge aye
Radar checks clear holding no surface contacts
Bridge aye

I stand my Forward Lookout
There is nothing I can see
But I feel there?s something out there
That simply cannot be
To that of which I feel
I wonder what I could see

Sir, Combat reports radar is up, holding no surface contacts

That?s impossible!
I can see there?s something out there with my own two eyes
My God, It?s some kind of animal
Boatswain, Call the captain to the bridge

Bridge to After Lookout
Bridge aye
I think I?ve spotted a flare at one seven five
Bridge aye

Sir, After Lookout reports a flare at one seven five

Very Well
Ask Combat if we have any subs out there

I stand my Forward Lookout
There is nothing I can see
But I feel there?s something out there
That simply cannot be
To that of which I feel
I wonder what I would see

Captains on the Bridge

Sir, We have some strange thing out there bearing zero one zero
It doesn?t show-up on radar,
and it appears to be coming at us

This is the Captain
I have the deck and the con
Helmsman
Right full rudder

Right full rudder aye sir
Rudder is right full

Very will, Steady on one six zero

Steady on one six zero aye sir

Sir, Combat reports having no knowledge of any subs

When is the last time we?ve talked to the carrier?

Bridge to Forward Lookout
Bridge aye
That strange animal, it?s following us around
Keeping dead-a-head

Sir, Forward Lookout reports that
that previously reported contact
is following us around
keeping dead-a-head

That?s impossible
Nothing can move that fast
Quartermaster
I DON?T want this in the log

Boatswain, Set general quarters

Aye sir

This is not a drill, this is not a drill
General quarters, general quarters
All hands man your battle stations
This is not a drill, this is not a drill
General quarters, general quarters
All hands man your battle stations

I stand my Forward Lookout
There is nothing I can see
But I feel there?s something out there
That simply cannot be
To that of which I feel
I wonder what I could see

Bridge to After Lookout
Bridge aye
That flare I reported
it looks like a woman,
and she?s coming up our port side,
with a sword in her hand
Bridge aye

Sir, After Lookout reports

That?s okay young man
I see it
It looks like she?s going to fight this thing

Lee Helmsman, Go to all stop

All stop aye sir, Engine room indicates all engines stop

Very well, Boatswain
I want the chaplain on the bridge
On the double

Aye sir

I stand my Forward Lookout
There is nothing I can see
But I feel there?s something out there
That simply cannot be
To that of which I feel
I wonder what I would see

It all of a sudden becomes impossible to speak
Everything is silent
Yet the wind indicator indicates a 75 knot wind
The sea turns harsh
And a voice thunders
I have created all things
All things have a purpose
Force against force
They complement each other,
Though you do not know the reason
I assure you it is my creation
Both good and evil, their struggle causes the storm
Do not be afraid
but have faith
From such were you created
Till all end is complete

We then hear the wind
and discover we can speak again

The creature struggles to get at us
The lady blocks its way
The lady and creature fight
The thrashing about causes great waves to erupt
To prevent us from taking heavy roles
The captain orders the Lee Helmsman
Engines back one third

The wind dies down
A fog bank rolls in
As the water turns calm
We can no longer see the fighting going on
Captain orders all engines stop
The sun comes out
Everything is clear
All around us
No contacts visible

Boatswain, Set the normal underway watch and pipe all hands for me to speak

Aye sir

This is your captain speaking
I don?t kow what happened out there
I don?t think anybody will believe this
It might be best to keep this to ourselves
I think it would be appropriate if we all kept silent
While the chaplain says a prayer

I stand my Forward Lookout
There is nothing I can see
But I feel there?s something out there
That simply cannot be
To that of which I feel
I wonder what I could see

By: Shepard of Peace

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I wrote this in 1977, the first time I was out at sea.? You stand on the deck of the ship and you?re all alone surrounded by water all around you as far as you can see.? It?s kinda creepy till you get used to it.? But I had this feeling that something out there was evil trying to get us and that there was something out there that was good, that was protecting us.? So I decided to put that feeling into words so I created this story poem.? I?m sure you wouldn?t see it as clearly as I do unless you were a sailor.? I always wished that someone would turn this into a musical play that everyone could see and experience.? Maybe, someday in the future somebody will pick this up and run with it, that would be so cool.

Off Track Racing

trains on the rail
hammer that nail
you have a secret
i can’t tell
isn’t that special
isn’t that swell
a branch from the tree
fell
and down
on one knee
i see the reflection
of disgrace
not willing to run that race
a flag stands still
a heart fill
and who let the water out
who knows
who gets out
and what’s all this running about
but you can’t get out
if you can’t get in
your mind says
again and again
somebody says its a sin
well i don’t know
did it hurt you so
that you just had to go

By:  Shepard of Peace
3/3/2011

Flowers Awake At Bloom

A new wrong doesn’t make an old wrong right
At night we dream about the light
Stab me with names
Refuse to take blame
A child cries
Sometimes it seems insane
But when the sun rise, we rise and look to the sky
We will see and know why
Why a dark sky blanked out the light
the rain fell
grass grew under our feet
Silent is the walk and loud is the talk
As the flock watches a clock
Asking where is the rock
and the clock goes tick – tock
They say the dead shall rise
But I ask you
Why did they sleep
How deep is the deep
A truth sings
You sow what you reap
Remember this when you turn on your computer
And goes the beep
Awakened
No longer asleep
Truth has a spark to it
And you will know it when you hear it
Listen and you’ll hear it

By:  Shepard of Peace
June 11, 2011

Look for a reflection

a bird will crash into the glass
you will look and laugh
and you might not see the crack
you might trip up
and you might fall back
maybe you will look back
see you’ve fallen off the track
wipe the gravel off your face
get up and jump in place

one day your standing tall
next day you fall
all your friends call your name
and then they’re shaking their finger
saying you’re to blame

don’t waste your time with shame
there is no need for blame
just know to watch for a reflection
and get back into the game

By: Shepard of Peace
Oct 9, 2011

They Hate The Love – Love To Hate

pridefully haters
will debate
some make the cut
the rest they hate
if you ain’t one
you don’t rate
standing tall they will not fall
should you try
they won’t come down
hide your face when they come around

Lovers know
that it’s not right
Haters have never left the ground
Will never take flight
So proud of a candle they hang around
Yet never know the light

By: Shepard of Peace
Feb 28, 2013

To Those I Love Who Would Wish Me Harm

It’s a gray sky of thunder with lightening on top
An old dead oak tree eaten up by ants
They just want to eat me
Because your righteous
Finding wrong
In another one
When those clouds open up
You’ll see me there
And think it’s not fair
Sadly I wish
You would be there
With Me

By: Shepard of Peace
7/20/2008

To Love Your Enemy

Don’t make an enemy your friend
Enemies you can’t trust
To be betrayed by a friend
Is to become very hateful and bitter
Let your enemies be enemies
They will never disappoint you
Because you will never trust them
By this, love your enemies
As enemies

By:  Shepard of Peace

To Have A Dozen Wives

I wouldn’t mind having a dozen wives
If a dozen women wanted me
and a dozen women didn’t mind
sharing me

But a dozen woman isn’t what I need
Nor is it what I truly want

If one women could take part in all of me
to understand, care for and love me
and I
Take complete part in all of her
to understand, care for and love her
For what greater thing could there be?
Two as one in love
But this
Can only be a fantasy
How could this be?
Except that she becomes me
And I become her
What woman am I?
What man is she?

By:  Shepard of Peace