Learning to Swim- a poem
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.