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Old 25-04-2014, 05:51   #1
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Lost Poem Search

Someone posted a poem here on CF in the last few weeks and I meant to keep a copy, but didn't. Now I can't even remember what thread it was on. It wasn't favourite quotes.

The theme was something along the lines of someone building a boat but never sailing it.

So, can anyone remember it, or can anyone who has posted a poem respond.
Or if anyone knows someone who once knew a poem...
Or if anyone knows someone who would have posted a poem if they'd had one...
Or once heard 2 words that rhymed....

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Old 25-04-2014, 06:08   #2
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Someone posted a poem on a thread called "for your enjoyment" or something like that, some time ago. I sincerly hope the OP didn't quit his day job to seek a living as a poet.
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I vaguely remember that, but the one I'm looking for was a REAL poem
It left you with a feeling of how sad it is to spend a life planning to go, but never getting there.
Something along the lines of The Ship That Never Sailed, but I googled that and it appears google isn't an appreciator of the finer things in life.

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Old 25-04-2014, 16:43   #4
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I think what you are looking for. -The boat that never sailed.
Thread 'whats you're favorite quote' , page 13
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...Someone posted a poem here on CF in the last few weeks and I meant to keep a copy, but didn't.
THE BOAT THAT NEVER SAILED
by Alban Wall

Down in the harbor of Broken Dreams
On the shores of Yesterday,
Her hull half-buried by sands of Time,
A schooner lies rotting away;
And her broken beams are the broken hopes
Of plans that have somehow failed -
And the tide drifts in and the tide drifts out
Past a boat that has never sailed.

Her timbers were made of the finest wood
From the forests of Caribee;
Her sails were like wings of the albatross
That glide o’er the southern sea;
And her decks how they echoed her builder’s song
As he fashioned her, plank and nail -
Now only the seagull’s lonesome cry
Haunts the boat that has never set sail.

She never answered the siren call
Of coaxing wind and tide;
She never breasted the Spanish Main
With the seas coming over her side;
And the pennant that hangs from her broken mast
Never shook in the lashing gale -
For the tides of Destiny waxed too full
And the schooner never set sail.

Somewhere there are men with snow-white hair
Who sit in life’s twilight years,
And often their thoughts drift wistfully back,
And often their eyes fill with tears
As they think of the dreams that have gone astray
And the plans that have somehow failed -
God, heal the hearts of the men who have built
The boats that have never sailed.
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OutOfControl, you are a dead set legend

That's the one I was looking for.

Thanks to all who responded

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OutOfControl, you are a dead set legend

That's the one I was looking for.

Thanks to all who responded

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You can thank the poster previous to me, chrisc. I just cut and pasted it here.

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I think what you are looking for. -The boat that never sailed.
Thread 'whats you're favorite quote' , page 13
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