Waves

July 14, 2011
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They are the generations
coming and receding.
They can erase prejudices
or they can build them up
like a sharp jutting rock blocking out the sky.
They can clean up the shore
of garbage, of litter,
or they can push it back up
and leave it rotting on the sand
for the next wave to deal with.

We are all just guests,
borrowing resources,
sharing with generations before and after us.

We find it too easy
to abuse the hospitality,
don't we?

No one ever doubts that
waves will continue.
How do you see the end of a wave,
or for that matter, the beginning?
How do you know they will keep coming?
I guess it's just faith after all.
Just faith that keeps the waves coming,
and the world changing.
Let us hope it's for the better.





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kypanda said...
Jul. 28, 2011 at 4:49 pm

Euphony- n: sound pleasing to the ears; particularly pleasant sounding or harmonious combination of words.

I like it.

 
HollerGirl26 said...
Jul. 20, 2011 at 12:23 pm
THIS IS AN AMAZING POEM!!! I looovee the tone...the message..for what we take for granted could, one day, be gone. Forever. Great job...I'm moved <3
 
Eqrider This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jul. 20, 2011 at 3:09 pm
Thanks so much! I'm glad you enjoyed it!
 
HollerGirl26 replied...
Jul. 20, 2011 at 8:43 pm

You are quite welcome :)

Please feel free to check out more of my work!! <33

 
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