April-National Poetry Month-Poem 5 "Staying Alive"

Lime Kiln Point - San Juan Island
Lime Kiln Point - San Juan Island

Poem 5 - Stayin' Alive

I am in a situation

Of my own making

Jumping in over my head

With no regard

Of consequences

It’s a struggle sometime

To keep my head above water

But I’m stayin' alive

*

I flounder at times

And grow weary

That’s when I tread the surface

Floating helps

That's when I think

And reevaluate

Stayin' alive

*

In the distance

I see hope

The shoreline

Urging me on

As long as I'm swimming

Toward it

I’m stayin' alive

*

Keeping my focus

Stayin' alive

It's creeping closer

Stayin' alive

The BeeGees are singing to me

Aah Aah Aah Aah

Stayin' alive, stayin' alive.




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cleaner3 4 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

you are losing it, my sweet.

kick your feet

kick your feet

poetry there it is

in your head keep it your biz

kick your feet

kick your feet

dry yourself off.


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teaches12345 4 years ago

This is a good one, Ann! Love the positive encouragement to "stay alive" in spite of difficulties. What a classic take on the BJ's song. Thank for sharing.


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jhamann 4 years ago from Reno NV

You must stay alive so I can read the next one..Jamie


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida

I loved this and I loved the BeeGees! Yes, we gotta stay alive.....


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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl. Author

I'm O.K. Just treading water. Hangin', Chillin'....picking up steam.

Just wrote # 6. But, I changed the subject line.I am going to post the name of the poem only.

Kicking, but not high. lol

AD

Thank you friend for cheering me on.


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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl. Author

Thanks teaches. I always loved that jumpy song. Decided to tack it on at the last minute. You encourage me. AD


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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl. Author

Jhamann, I'm kicking but not high. lol. I'll admit, I'm going back and dusting off some old ones. I have the urge to write current...but gosh, finding time is a problem.

Thank you again for the visit. AD


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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl. Author

Mary, I particularly liked Stayin' Alive. Great group, but they had some personal problems. I think they are deceased now. Their sound was surely one of a kind.

I'm glad you dropped by, now don't you go shootin' no snakes today. lol AD


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wetnosedogs 4 years ago from Alabama

You are alive! On to the next one...


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mckbirdbks 4 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

I've Gotta Get A Message To You, you are doing great, don't be late it's not your fate, you took the bait, see you at the finish line, it's a date


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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl. Author

Alright Mike...I am going to write some prose stuff next. It's easier any way. laugh laugh.


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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl. Author

wetnose, you are sniffing me out. Thanks


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Alright way to go.


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ImKarn23 4 years ago

Ann - LOVE how the words reflect the lighthouse - and vice versa! You keep swimming towards that light, girlfriend! Be patient, be wise - and just keep kickin'!


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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl. Author

ImKarn, I'm encouraged when I see you, because you are so generous with your comments. Thanks for the advice. I'm hangin'


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cleaner3 4 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

My Ann, you are hanging . shame on you for having a good time without me. imbibeing the liquid will do that to you. eat and go back to sleep. it will do you good.


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida

Very positive thoughts, Ann, and the photo perfectly reflects your words. Images of the BeeGees float by, too. They performed on Miami Beach in Florida and loved the area so much they purchased an estate on Biscayne Bay there.


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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl. Author

Michael, did you hear that? I said Michael! What on earth are you talking about? I never, (repeat) never become booze infused.


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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl. Author

Hey drbj. What is your name? You deserve to be called a name rather than an acronym. Anyways, I did not know that fact about the BeeGees. I think there is only one left of them, but I tell you, I can't keep my feet still to their music...which, I don't hear anymore.

Have a blessed weekend. Ann


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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

I loved this! Positive thoughts always help! Great read!

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