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

Updated on April 21, 2012
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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    • AudreyHowitt profile image

      Audrey Howitt 

      6 years ago from California

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

    • anndavis25 profile imageAUTHOR

      anndavis25 

      6 years ago from Clearwater, Fl.

      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

    • anndavis25 profile imageAUTHOR

      anndavis25 

      6 years ago from Clearwater, Fl.

      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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      drbj and sherry 

      6 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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      cleaner3 

      6 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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      anndavis25 

      6 years ago from Clearwater, Fl.

      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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      Karen Silverman 

      6 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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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      6 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Alright way to go.

    • anndavis25 profile imageAUTHOR

      anndavis25 

      6 years ago from Clearwater, Fl.

      wetnose, you are sniffing me out. Thanks

    • anndavis25 profile imageAUTHOR

      anndavis25 

      6 years ago from Clearwater, Fl.

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

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      mckbirdbks 

      6 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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      wetnosedogs 

      6 years ago from Alabama

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

    • anndavis25 profile imageAUTHOR

      anndavis25 

      6 years ago from Clearwater, Fl.

      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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      anndavis25 

      6 years ago from Clearwater, Fl.

      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

    • anndavis25 profile imageAUTHOR

      anndavis25 

      6 years ago from Clearwater, Fl.

      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 

      6 years ago from Clearwater, Fl.

      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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      Mary Hyatt 

      6 years ago from Florida

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

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 

      6 years ago from Reno NV

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

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      Dianna Mendez 

      6 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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      cleaner3 

      6 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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