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In the turbulent sea of humanity

Updated on August 13, 2013
A stormy sea
A stormy sea | Source

Restoring our faith in humanity

A restless sea of tumult

Waves tossing, up and down

A sea of struggles and passion in

Which I am wont to drown.


Treading, alone in this restless sea

Hanging on for dear life -

In a sea of constant gushing waves

And continued strife.


Submerged, alone, a struggle

To be virtuous and kind -

To struggling others I may meet,

Swimming through this grind.


Battling selfish desire not

To save others I may see

Confused in my own struggles

I merely let them be


A Stormy Sea at night
A Stormy Sea at night | Source

Swimming in this great sea,

A struggle great to give

The very essence of myself

So others on may live.


To ride the roaring, raucous waves,

I must be patient, enduring

Of others as they struggle, tug

In this sea so obscuring


When I am asked, “Will you save?”

I dare not say for sooth -

While in the sea, my morals crossed

I dare not speak the truth.


As I battle onward with the sea

I struggle with my pride

That I may win, not with help, but

With my gifts, in my own time


Yet there is in this tussle

A fact to understand -

To swim this great sea of life

You need another’s hand.


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