She is alone in a sea of misery
Fog has come to wrap its damp and gnarled
Fingers around her flailing arms
She cannot swim the murky waters,
But she tries to float
She can see the blessed, sun-filled shore from here
People laughing, children playing-- all completely unaware
Of the woman trying only to survive
As she navigates through the heavy waters all alone
Wondering when it will all come to an end
But, alas, a savior has finally arrived
To pull her from this state of isolation
Oh, the ecstatic joy on both of their faces;
It feels good to both save and to be saved in return
Yet, the shore is still so very far away
Therefore, the relief is only a temporary reprieve
And it is not long before total panic ensues
Grabbing hold of the savior, this link to the shore and others on it,
She desperately clings and fights to hold on tight
Until the savior too is losing the fight
Left with no other choice but to let go,
The savior goes back from whence she came
Leaving the woman alone once more
To struggle to reach the ever-longed for shore
Only, her strength is waning, and she is feeling all so weary now
Should she keep trying to stay afloat
Or gently sink to the bottom to find some peace at last?
© 2013 Shannon
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