My 90 -10 Split

Image courtesy of DukoPhoto

My ship is 90% submerged, rolling in waters right up to my neck;

My soul is 90% inebriated, drunk on sorrow that covers the deck.

My heart is 90% broken up, reeling from blow after blow on its door;

My path is 90% washed out, carried to sea with a wind-blasted roar.

But that means –

10% of my ship is afloat, enough for my Captain to steer my poor boat;

I’m 10% sober, and that is enough to choose not to drink of the sorrow’s rough moat.

A full 10% of my heart is okay, so use it I will to recover my wounds;

I’m 10% accurate in finding my course, so after corrections, I will be home soon…

17 comments on “My 90 -10 Split

  1. Herbstbaum says:

    I like your 10/90 % rule πŸ™‚
    Mine is: 38% is almost 40%. 40% are almost 50%. More as a half is . . . .

  2. Caddo Veil says:

    Oh, I just want to send you a hug, Melody!

  3. Petro Neagu says:

    I wonder why I can relate so much to your poem πŸ™‚

  4. Duko says:

    Reblogged this on Duko Photoblog and commented:
    Great poem from my photo……

  5. Duko says:

    What to say……great!

  6. Alex Khoo says:

    Nice post here!

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