‘The Voyage’ by Steven Song The Society December 5, 2016 High School Submissions, Human Rights in China, Poetry Dedicated to Falun Gong practitioners who have faced seventeen years of persecution in China. As tempests are blowing, angry waves clash; The foaming sea roars, whilst lightning doth flash. Eternal clouds march across the bleak sky, To sailor’s dismay, the heavens now cry. Braving the rain, the wind, the sailors stand Against all odds because they know they’ll land Upon soft embracing shores of freedom Where they shall find a glorious kingdom. Seventeen years now, these sailors have sailed; Some of them galvanized, some of them failed. Only with adamant faith will one pass, For if you stumble, beware Evil’s wrath! The storm is abating, the waves now still— Heaven is waiting, grand vows be fulfilled! Steven Song is a high school student at Fei Tian Academy of the Arts in upstate New York. Views expressed by individual poets and writers on this website and by commenters do not represent the views of the entire Society. The comments section on regular posts is meant to be a place for civil and fruitful discussion. Pseudonyms are discouraged. The individual poet or writer featured in a post has the ability to remove any or all comments by emailing submissions@ classicalpoets.org with the details and under the subject title “Remove Comment.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Related Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.