Water

April 1, 2010
By Lexaaa. BRONZE, Marshfield, Massachusetts
Lexaaa. BRONZE, Marshfield, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
If everyone else's opinion is what matters, then why do you have your own?
-Nineteen Minutes; Jodi Picoult.


The water is rising;
The clock is ticking.
You could chain yourself down,
Or,
Learn to swim.
You watch those chained down
As they regret not swimming,
And you watch others
Swim successfully.
And yet,
Some around you
Do not think about the future
And chain themselves down,
But you begin to paddle.

The author's comments:
All of my teachers talk about how the decisions we make now will affect the rest of our lives. I've seen kids who get detentions daily and don't do any work while I push myself to be the best I can be. I can't help but wonder what those other kids are thinking about, and whether or not they consider the rest of their lives.

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