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Visitor’s Voices of Central Catholic 2013

Willem van de Velde the Younger
Ships in a Stormy Sea
Gallery 24

Jay Tolson

Voyage of the Waves

Strong as we stand together,

fighting the winds on the indigo ocean,

We have to work as one

or be taken by the white-capped waters.

Losing hope for our survival

we watch our ships splintered into pieces.

Our fleet tries our best

waiting for the dark to turn to light.

Our war against each other

has suddenly been forgotten,


our focus now only survival.

We wait fearfully and wonder what will happen

as the tides twist below.

We can only pray to God.

We wait for help to come.