Oct 14 2013

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A Tall Ship Tied To A Dock

A tall ship tied to a dock
is ready to go to sea,
but is not free.

Held back and restrained
to prevent it from drifting,
by a weak rope of resistance.

Vulnerable to strong winds,
that dash it against the dock
until the winds stop.

A giant of shipbuilders’ ingenuity,
and Leviathan of the sea,
tied down by a paper authority.

A great ship of commerce and pride,
made obsolete by the power of steam,
became a non profit museum.


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