Term "loose cannon" floating in my mind as wake.
A loose cannon on an old warship (sailing ship) could wreck it.
A cannon broke loose, always when in rough seas wreaking havoc.
Hurting or killing the very ones who use it, hindering the ships created purpose.
At times we can be "loose cannons."
Abusive people are "loose cannons."
I can be a "loose cannon" - to myself and others.
Loose cannon in soul, damages and destroys self and relationships with others.
Words, anger, fear, shame, broke free in storms of life - "loose cannons."
People run for their lives away from "loose cannons."
A couragous few must anchor the "loose cannon" back to the deck.
Nimble, wise, seasoned, skilled, patient, disciplined shipmates secure the "loose cannon" and make the ship safe.
"Loose cannon" safe and secure.
Crew safe and secure.
Ship safe and secure.
About the Author: Brian Bucks lives on a small horse ranch in Western Nebraska and is a husband, father, electrical engineer, and poet.