Set Your Sails For Stormy Weather

by Ben Pickard   Jan 6, 2020

If hammers fall and nails bend
Then why are holes so often round?
No longer can we all pretend
That silence comes without a sound.

If babies cry when they are born
Then why should life be filled with calm?
We must prepare our ships for storms
Or sink beneath the waves and harm.

If heaven rings its bells so loud
Then why do ghosts appear at all?
If evil hides amongst the crowds
Then devils lurk behind the walls.

No longer should we run and hide -
The truth is damned but damns us all -
We must prepare to fight the tide
And navigate the howling squall.


Ben Pickard 2019


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  • 9 months ago

    by Star

    It would be fun to read this piece in a philosophy class. I will be the first to stir in an argument. I truly enjoyed this :)

    • 9 months ago

      by Ben Pickard

      I can't believe that of you for a minute, Star! :)

      All the best

  • 9 months ago

    by Milly Hayward

    Nicely rhymed perfection as always - loved this Milly x

  • 9 months ago

    by Obscure

    I really enjoy this piece! The lines rhyme quite well and carry deep, thought provoking ideas. Great work!

    • 9 months ago

      by Ben Pickard

      Alfred and Obscure - thank you both

  • 9 months ago

    by Koan

    I would love to read more!
    I will come back and reread this again later...
    Quiet thought provoking piece...

  • 9 months ago

    by Brenda

    I love your writing Ben! Nicely rhymed throughout and the message inside, lots of food for thought.

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