Treading Water

Life is an ever expanding body of water

Everyone is treading to keep afloat

Some sink themselves with the baggage they tied to their ankles

After gasping so long for hope

Many are stripped of their chances to see how long they can swim

By unforeseeable waves and creatures lurking in the deep

Others continue to keep their heads above the surface

Watching the sun drown in the distance every day

Until their bodies follow suit and give in to exhaustion

In the end, all of our bones meet on the ocean floor

SWD 03/2018

Updated 08/2018

7 Comments Add yours

  1. Matt says:

    The one inevitability of life.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Very powerful words!!

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  3. Isobelle says:

    Your poetry is so beautiful

    Liked by 1 person

  4. shllyn says:

    That is very sweet. Thank you so much!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Desdi says:

    Your oceanic poem spells it out:

    If there is no resurrection then we are doomed and damned.
    ( bones on the ocean floor )

    https://connecthook.wordpress.com/2014/04/19/drowning-vs-dead/

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  6. Thomas Brown says:

    This is awesome 😊

    Liked by 1 person

  7. NSTW says:

    Thank you, Thomas!

    Like

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