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Old 06-09-2011, 23:44   #1
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The Helmsman...

O'er the rolling swells and through stinging spray, he stares at sights only in his mind. Nimbly shifting with the rolling deck as the seas swirl and pluck at his tiny craft, unbidden or noticed besides the deft movements of the helm without pause or thought.

The screaming in the wires or roaring of a quartering sea not heard as the voice of one so fair and far away, whispers, not quite understood. Hours drag by as endlessly as the storm that thrashes waves to their frenzy, without meaning or merit.

Glazed eyes, wet from salt or something else roam over the sea ahead unseeing. Dread chill seeps to the core, matching the heart within. No safe port seeking or haven wanted by this man alone against the cold black heart of the sea.

Other thoughts cloud his mind. Other storms for which he has no skills to face or conquer. No home has he, no hearth, no hope. Only the sea in all of it's glory and horror. For here he knows there is no solice or mercy. For here he is home.
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Old 07-09-2011, 05:09   #2
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Re: Feeling a bit melancoly so here....

DAMN Charlie!

If that's yours, then you need to give up boatwork, and start writing those love novels women love to read. VERY NICE!........i2f
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Old 07-09-2011, 05:12   #3
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drink more rum.....
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Yeah, it's mine. Enya got to me...
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Good one.... definitely speaks solo sailor...
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Re: Feeling a bit melancoly so here....

Absolute prosetry
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well done, I likes
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Old 07-09-2011, 08:04   #8
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Re: Feeling a bit melancoly so here....

Charlie,

I read your post twice, and obviously just gazed into another place.
Wife snapped me back into reality with "where were you?'
I said "just thinking", she wouldn't understand.
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Old 07-09-2011, 08:06   #9
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I hear that one...
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awesome words....beautiful!
sounds like you are missing the sea.....
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Mornin' Sweetie, how's paradise treating ya today?
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Wow is about the only thing i can say! Sounds like paradise keep em coming CC. Cheers
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charlie cobra--i am doing well.. wish i could help ye sail that hudson to washington-- would be quite the adventure.
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Thanks Darlin', yes, it might well be at that...
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