The Current

January 5, 2012
By EddieGaudet BRONZE, Merrimac, Massachusetts
EddieGaudet BRONZE, Merrimac, Massachusetts
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The ocean is freedom.
I walk the beach,
Gazing at the horizon.

I pause a moment,
For I find great enjoyment in
Standing on the shore and watching
The waves, crashing for eternity,
And then letting the water
Cleanse my feet.

I am terrified of water.
Murky water, really.
I need to be able to see the bottom
But nevertheless,
I walk in and find my swim to be
Refreshing and horrifying.
I can move freely, sure,
And feel the bottom, sure,
But what lurks underneath the surface?

I feel the current tug me.
Why do I resist?
Is it because I think of those
Who foolishly claimed they could
Navigate the sea effortlessly,
Yet soon found her to be unforgiving?
Or is it because I know
If I were to ever find myself
On the shores occupied by the Lotus-Eaters
An eternity I would spend
In an apathetic slumber?
Or maybe it is the murky water.
After all, what is unseen or misunderstood haunts.
I force myself to dive under
And upon opening my eyes
Discover a world of clarity, not murk
For the murk is only seen above the surface.

I let a wave bring me back to shore
And begin my walk of the beach once again
But I soon find the sand to be too hot
And immediately put my feet in the water
To cool off.

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This article has 4 comments.

on Jan. 10 2012 at 9:06 pm
EddieGaudet BRONZE, Merrimac, Massachusetts
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Thank you! I was afraid that was too obscure, but I'm glad you picked up on it!

on Jan. 10 2012 at 9:01 pm
chocolateharp SILVER, Plaistow, New Hampshire
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Favorite Quote:
"Dear God," she prayed, "let me be something every minute of every hour of my life. Let me be gay; let me be sad. Let me be cold; let me be warm. Let me be hungry...have too much to eat. Let me be ragged or well dressed. Let me be sincere - be deceitful. Let me be truthful; let me be a liar. Let me be honorable and let me sin. Only let me be something every blessed minute. And when I sleep, let me dream all the time so that not one little piece of living is ever lost." - Betty Smith (A Tree Grows in Brooklyn)

this is my favorite, I think. I love how natural and real it sounds, very you. and the odyssey/greet mythology reference is sick (:

on Jan. 9 2012 at 9:37 pm
EddieGaudet BRONZE, Merrimac, Massachusetts
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Many thanks! And yes, we should (:

on Jan. 8 2012 at 10:26 pm
shanashanshana, Merrimac, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent" - Eleanor Roosevelt

It's good, man. You're a really talented writer. Let's have a writing session sometime!


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