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

  6. 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. 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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