Harbor or no harbor, the safety of a ship
Depends much on the mutual attention of its captain
And crew to necessary details and tender loving care.
Cracks and leaks in the hull need
Patching . . . just as broken hearts do.
Ripped sails and rigging need
Mending . . . just a torn egos do.
All carvings, woodwork and identifying marks need
Polishing and buffing to make them
Shine . . . just as the facets of our personalities do.
Any ship or . . . relationship subjected to
Neglect or simply taken for granted is doomed to
Disaster; but the beauty of hope can be
Found in the knowledge that wrecked ships can be
Salvaged and so, my friend, can relationships.
– to read more go the story behind “Don’t Let The Ship Go Down“