The Sailor

Sailor, Isla Puna, Ecuador

Release me – free to move loosely,
like the waters of the river bend.
Blow me across the sands of time,
like blades of grass in the summer wind.
Throw me into the chaos of your order.
Tear down these walls of imprisonment.
Unchain the thoughts that hold me
as a prisoner in a world with borders.
Give me the strength to sail my ship
in the vast, open sea.
Keep me from dwelling on the fears
Dying to destroy and limit me.
Oh, let me seek nothing but to open my sails
to catch the direction of your wind,
that I may drift wherever you desire,
that I would execute your demands
without questioning the orders you send.
Leave me a wreck-less sailor,
driven only by your understanding,
not by my fragile mind.
Help me conquer the voice of reason –
to know your powers extend beyond
the reach of the stars.
Help free me from the security of familiar lands.
Direct me to cast my nets wherever you say
the catch is to be found.
Gather me in the palm of your hands.
Cut off my foolish feet that would wish
to remain on solid ground.
But fearless freedom does not lie far from insanity,
so let me not rely on my own selfish longings –
only the orders that you call out to me.
Captain, allow me the strength –
remove my need to know all.
cast my desires aside to join your crew.
Push me out onto the vast, limitless sea,
To raise high my sails and follow you.


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