Whale Wayfarers

by Mark Stucky

Are you obsessed like Captain Ahab,
horizon-bound to harpoon that whale?
Could that addiction shipwreck you
and drown loved ones surrounding you?
Is your Pequod-like quest
worth the possible price?

Or are you oblivious like Jonah,
blithely sleeping through the maelstrom
while willfully avoiding the call
and ignoring those who need you?
Will surging storm swells swallow you,
and only a whale of a tale can save you?

Mark D. Stucky has degrees in religious studies, pastoral ministry, and communications. After being a pastor, he became a technical and freelance writer. In his day job, he’s documented technology products (ranging from building automation to satellite communications). In free time, he’s written articles, stories, and poems on a variety of (usually spiritual) topics. He believes in following facts and faith, understanding other perspectives, preserving the earth, protecting the vulnerable, and saving the world (or at least trying to). For more writings, see cinemaspirit.info.

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