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Learning to Swim- a poem

Updated on February 21, 2012
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Learning to Swim

By Tony DeLorger © 2011


Caught within the constant flow,

of life I am but single soul

My breath I hold for life unspent,

before consumed and time relent.


My strokes are true and strong remain,

afloat I can only live the same.

Aware of all my shallow sight,

but willing to change my human plight.


Tossed and turned I fight for right,

and seek the flow where currents light,

see the truth through crystal glass,

each pebble below a place to start.


But for now I swim within the flow,

and trust the torrent that tests me so.

For I am alone and direction go,

discover others in torrents thrown.


We are but corks in oceans vast,

searching peace and tranquil starts.

Swimming is our only hope,

with hands outstretched from others float.


For whatever tries to hinder flow,

we can avoid the jagged rocks and know,

that eventually torrents transform to pools,

of still and peaceful life ensues.


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    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      7 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      My pleasure Jami. Thanks for reading.

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      jami l. pereira 

      7 years ago

      voted up and beautiful , thanks for the read:)

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      7 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Much appreciated Denise. Thanks for reading.

    • Denise Handlon profile image

      Denise Handlon 

      7 years ago from North Carolina

      Beautiful analogy. I myself have the philosophy that it is better to relax and move with the flow rather than 'fight' it. God Bless, Tony. I'm enjoying your work.

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