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The Sea of Life

Poetry By: thomaskutz

This is a poem that describes the ups and downs of life through an extended metaphor of an ocean.

Submitted:Feb 6, 2013    Reads: 22    Comments: 0    Likes: 0   

The Sea of Life Life is an ocean With high tides and low tides and everything in between. And a never ceasing flow Of waves of opportunity. From the outside It looks calm and peaceful. But from waste deep water It's a little more fearful. Fighting the undertow Walking further out to sea And somewhere in the middle of it Is a dot called me. Me? I'm just a surfer Trying to stay on top of the waves. Although I'd be a fool to think That on top I would stay. So I put a hand down To catch me when I fall Knowing when a wave takes me out It doesn't mean I lose it all. There'll always be more waves And far more opportunities Till you find when you're content With riding to the beach. Pick the perfect wave And don't be afraid to fall For another wave's coming Waiting for you to answer the call. Accept the challenge. Take a chance. Ride the wave till its course is done. But in the hard pulling current of life Don't forget to have some fun. For it's not about what others say Is just how far you'll go. But all about the happiness And making more friends than foes. So take a chance. Ride a wave. Come on in to shore. For there comes a time in every man's life When he can't ride them anymore. Remember the good rides And learn from the bad. But never ever ever forget All the experiences you have. And even though a 'calm sea' Is never really calm, Don't lose sight of all the things You hold simply in your palm. Live, laugh, love, and learn And always remember to discern. To find out what it means To simply be yourself. And not let this ocean we call life Turn you into anything else.


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