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The Wave

July 21, 2014
By Hanapiranha SILVER, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Hanapiranha SILVER, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
8 articles 5 photos 3 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth."
-Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The sand is warm beneath my heart
I am ready. I am ready. I am ready.
Ready to start.
One step and the water is cool
I shiver but press on,
I don’t think much, but I will be made fool.
They catch me by surprise.
The water turns black.
It gets harder to move forward.
Now, they push me back.
I go forward once, I fall back twice.
Water surrounds me, and I no longer feel the heat.
Now the wave is too strong and I am too weak.
Blow after blow, frozen under the fake sun.
I will drown for an eternity.
I will drown. I will drown. I will drown.
I wish I could say goodbye to the sun.
The wave has won.
As it always does.

The author's comments:
This piece could mean a lot of things. Personally, it represents failure to me. I keep pushing against the wave, but another comes, this time its stronger. it knocks me off my feet until there is no stable ground beneath me. i can no longer fight it and it drowns me forever.

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