Of Wind and Confidence


As ropes pulled on old wood


giving way to canvas flaps

the wind folded, and filled

the sails.

The ship leaned

to the port side.


And she held his hand, and the railing with the other,

she thought there was such strength

in his heart, as her straw hat blew off, and fell

into the water, he didn’t miss a beat

covering her

with his baseball cap.


Smiling, he leaned over and kissed her lips

whispering “My reward?”.

as the ship sliced the waves,

they surrendered.


As he looked forward, she said,

“Go ahead sweetheart….I love to watch you in the wind…”


So as the man of her dreams stood in the bow

with his arms extended,

conquering worlds with his spirit free,

a smile appeared, covering her face.


She understood

what trusting was now,

and she was no longer afraid,

to live.


Poetry and Image © Copyright 2016, ancient skies

Peace and blessings to everyone.

“When we love people, we give them hope.”

12 thoughts on “Of Wind and Confidence

    1. Thank you Karen. After the fire and trials we have been through (and there have been/are many) it can create more trust. All relationships take work, but it is the love for each other that keeps us two older people together! Peace to you.

    1. Thank you Sharmishtha! I love that phrase too, in fact I’ll be leaving it there this year as part of my signature. Each year I will put up a new one. Peace to you!

    1. Thank you Mary! I really appreciate your comments. I did not think of that, it was mostly about us as a couple, so thank you. Peace to you and blessings to you and your family.

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