Nonfiction · Prose

Captain of The Ship.

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Que Sera Sera.”

Are we the captain of our own ships?


Yes, we are the captain of our own ships yet we cannot control the torrents of the ocean.

We always have a say of what we get in life: love, pain, joy, hate. All these is up to us. We have control over our thoughts, emotions, and actions. Likewise, consequences of these are all our own making, you don’t get to blame anyone else. Just you.

They say that what happens in our lives is ninety percent based on how we react on what life throws upon or way. So why not do something good that would echo throughout the whole of eternity? Why not do something of significance? Do something that boils up your blood. Get the insides of your mind sparking with connection and flaming with intensity.

If we are the captains of our own ships, what would yours look like? Would it be the same as Captain Jack Sparrow’s? Would it be a ship filled with colorful flags of memories of your youth? Would it be a small, tattered boat that just goes along the flow of the river? Or would it be a ship full of mementos, old yet still takes pride on its strength, struggling to go against the current that you have no power over?

I choose to have the latter. Yes, the currents may be too strong. There would be numerous storms still to be faced on this voyage. It will be tiring, I would grow old full of creases on my forehead, stress would paint my hair gray, but it will be all worth it: To live with passion, to live fighting for what you believe in, to have outlived the storms.

You may choose to have a different course. A ship with a different sail, a bigger deck and a stronger haul. Yet, we must always keep in mind that we are merely captains of borrowed ships. We all owe it to the true Master of the vessel and of the waves.


12 thoughts on “Captain of The Ship.

  1. Reading your post reminded of this quote by John Green, “You don’t get to choose if you get hurt in this world…but you do have some say in who hurts you.” So I guess it’s all about finding people worth getting hurt for 🙂

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  2. I am not sure what my ship would look like, but I can answer paragraph two, for me at least, the why not do something etc, fear… fear of the unknown, fear of failure. I know they are reasons I have used, although trying to better that now.

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