Gravity of the Sea

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I know I attempt to evade the ocean of life,
Cowering at the thought
Of being encased in its arctic waters.
I dive frantically under the currents
Of churning waves,
Foam obscuring my vision
And salt imbedding itself
Into my bitter thoughts.

Sometimes I surface,
But when I don’t,
My lungs burst without the familiarity of air,
And I am weak with deteriorating confidence.
However, wisdom is my weapon,
Defined by the thick border
Of how an individual uses
His given knowledge.

I know more waves await me
As life rolls along with the seas,
And I hope I’ll learn to face those
Head first,
When the tides of life change
Along with the pull
Of my future.

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Fallenoutofgrace said...
Jul. 27, 2013 at 8:07 am
I really liked this one your an incredible writer hanna. I liked this poem becuase it is though provoking and your word choice was out of this world. I loved how it was basically how we as people take the easy way out instead of the hard way and trying to work hard to be a success it was amazing with your ocena theme along with it. i really enjoyed it 5/5 stars for sure! :3
bree_bree said...
Jul. 15, 2013 at 11:41 pm
It was verry thought provoking and i think that it was great :D your metaphore is verry well aligned. i enjoyed reading this peice verry much.
Laugh-it-Out This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 8, 2013 at 7:14 pm
I love the metaphor of the ocean and everything. this is really good! the symblosism is all there. great job! keep rockin :)
Haden_Stein said...
Jul. 1, 2013 at 6:30 pm
very nice symbolism and expression....i dont read much poetry so i cant make constructive criticism, but i liked it XD
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