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Old April 1st, 2008, 05:43 PM
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Default Celestial Ship (revised)

I have added a couple of new verses that, I believe, enhances the poem.

Celestial Ship

I dreamed I saw a golden cruising ship
With gleaming decks which reached towards the sky,
Just lifting anchor for a fabled trip
To sail above the clouds that soar on high.

And greeted there by friends from long ago
With loved ones who were gone for many years,
To hear again a long lost fond hello
And meet the cheerful throng with happy tears.

What myriad wonders that my eyes could see
With famous paintings placed on every wall,
Great artists and composers greeting me
With music from some mighty concert hall.

The cusine on that ship, beyond compare,
With renowned chefs from every age and clime.
Fine waiters without equal served the fare,
And every cruiser called the meals sublime.

What shows there were upon that cruise,
Performers from the present and the past,
With Shakespeare's newest plays and witty views,
Great dancers, singers, actors in the cast.

Caruso did the singing at one show,
And Fred Astaire danced lightly cross the stage.
Houdini did ten card tricks in a row,
And Marilyn's new outfit was the rage.

I saw Newton dropping apples on the deck,
And Einstein was measuring their speed,
Madam Curie did a radiation check,
And Confucius said that "Wheat was once a weed."

At tea one day, I met Diogenes
Who told me that he'd found an honest man.
Then Chopin played piano bar to please,
And Plato served the drinks with great elan.

The ports we saw were fine beyond compare,
Alexandria, Rome and Athens in their prime,
But, then I woke just dozing in my chair.
That ship must cruise with me some future time.

Paul B
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Old April 1st, 2008, 07:48 PM
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Paul, our resident poet, that was wonderful.xoxox

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Old April 1st, 2008, 08:46 PM
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Someday, we will be on that ship.

Good people sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.

Courage and perserverance have a magical talisman; before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into the air.

Pick your company wisely! Hang around people who are going to help you become all God created you to be.
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Old April 1st, 2008, 09:11 PM
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Another great one for our own Paul B.!

When I saw the title, I thought you were referring to a story I read in the paper yesterday.
A family of 4 from Montreal is living a dream and sailing around the Caribbean in their catamaran.
Check out their website and follow their travels at:


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