Ship of Dreams

The rain drifts to the river
Where the wind blows
And the waves grow more intense.
I walk down to the river so sadly
Missing a ship of dreams
Where I can worship
Where I can enjoy
Where I can succeed
Where I can be free.
Today, like other days,
I am standing in front of the river
And I am very upset
I was unsuccessful
I have vanished.
From the river, between the waves and the wind,

I hear a voice:

You are victorious
You are an activist
You are liberated
You are blessed.
But I realize the voice is coming

from a ship that has drowned.

By Angela

photo by Trey Ratcliff


  1. Roya Ehsas says:

    lovely and meaningful! Tnx for sharing!

  2. Elisabeth Lehr says:

    Dearest Angela,

    This is such a strong, beautiful and tragic poem. Thank you for writing it.

  3. Janet Reynolds says:

    Angela, this is so poignant! I hope a new ship of dreams comes for you.

  4. Yes, it is a strong poem with such depth. We must all keep our dreams alive in our heart. Like I say to myself dreams are free and no one can take them away…So dream away and we all have hope too…Never let go of either.

  5. Pam Hart says:

    This poem takes an incredible journey — hopeful to heartbreak. Great work Angela. Thank you!

  6. Meena Z. says:

    Angela Jan, your peom really touched my heart. It is incredible. Thank you for sharing. <3

  7. Dear Angela jan:

    I read this poem more than ten times, I love it, I love it…

    I wish you more success in your writings, please write more… please.

  8. A beautiful poem of dreams. Don’t let yours die. Keep walking you never know what is around the next bend.

  9. Tahmina says:

    Wow I really liked this poem. I love the meaning of it

  10. Angela,

    I found this poem very inspiring. It says so many things in such a short poem. It was very beautiful and I really enjoyed reading it. Don’t ever, ever, ever give up on your dreams. A new ship will come your way. Again, this was such a beautiful poem. Don’t stop writing!

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