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Life is like a Jetty

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The currents of the North West



were among the most feral known to men



The currents were at war,



a war that would never end



Between the river pouring out



and the ocean rushing in



Ships foundered in it's depths



and the hopes of land were rend



In depths never seeming to cease



Young men sank to their secrete graves



Until the break-water brought the waters peace



voyagers were stranded on famished waves








Where the river meets the sea



My father walked me along the Jetty



He took my hand



and there we walked



and he showed me the stages that life has brought







As the dawn rises and you begin your journey



Your infant steps are broad and smooth



The breeze soft



The waves shallow








But as you venture on in your youth



You sense the rocks beneath your shoes



The water deepens



The winds blow



Struggles grow and grow







Soon you're faced with the greatest change



Waves rage and tower high



The rocks are now boulders that you must climb



You must carefully choose which path you take



My hand is here



Don't be afraid







Take a moment now to rest



Feel the breeze and the ocean mist



Watch the birds, otters, and tender sunset



You'll see that every obstacle is worth it




On that day, when you have reached the end



The very last step



On the very edge



You are faced with an eternity





You see life is dangerous, life is risky



but have faith



there is hope



life is also like a Jetty



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