Monday, October 19, 2009

Floating Along

Floating along a lazy river
Catching glimpses of sparkles in the water
I lean back to enjoy the ride
Eyes closed, smiling in peace
Just floating along...

Waves, rocking back and forth
Where did the calm go?
Petrified. What happens next?
I grab my oar and try to steer to safety...
I was just floating along!

Crashing, smashing, bashing,
It hurts, to feel the waves cutting in,
The rapids slice my skin
With an icy coldness,
I feel my heart freezing rapidly...
What happened to just floating?

Can't breathe... no air...
The peacefulness has been shattered
By rocks, by rapids,
No longer safe,
Barely holding on...

What's that ahead?
Peace, looming closer,
I am almost there, I can feel it.
I reach forward,
Then fall...

And now I am floating along,
Entrapped in the oblivion,
No way to escape...
Safety flies above my ahead
Again I reach...
Still... just floating along...

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