Diving In: A Poem
I breathed the salty air into my nostrils
I kicked a cracked shell with my tired feet
It was hard to inhale; my lungs weren't pumping full
I couldn't find a purpose, the past result was only defeat
Then when I could take no more miserable musings, I lifted my head
I gazed aghast at a horizon filled with a reflective, bejeweled sea
It was then that I pondered the former life that I had led
I knew in my heart that following my own desires was not the way to be
I realized in that moment that there was a higher purpose in my life
He wanted me to be distinct, to do something for the good of all
I had been so focused on my own pleasure and my own strife
I had not heeded His will; not obeyed His divine call
As I stared out at the majestic sea of rolling waves,
I knew that I had to push aside the selfishness in my soul
Anything that I wanted was fruitless, temporary craves
And it was at that moment that I let God seep in and take control...
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