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An Oceanic Life Lesson

September 4, 2015
By futurista12 ELITE, Far Rockaway, New York
futurista12 ELITE, Far Rockaway, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"And though she be but little, she is fierce."- Shakespeare


I'll never give up on us

The water is rough, but just

Hold tight to my hand

I will help you to stand

The shore's out there calling our names

 

See, we thought we could swim in this ocean called life

Without any lifeguard, without any advice

How foolish to think that Poseidon was nice

He threw a tsunami, then turned us to ice

The water was freezing, had me all shivering wet

And the skies grew darker as the sun began to set

 

They told us we would drown

We had to prove them wrong

Who were they to say we couldn't get along

Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily

I never said that life was a dream

But I believe we can make it if there's you and me

 

I'll never give up on us

The water is rough, but just

Hold tight to my hand

I will help you to stand

The shore's out there calling our names

 

Then, you started to sink like a piece of seaweed or kelp

And I acknowledged the fact that we needed some help

But not from the ones who tried to hold us back

They'd just say I told you so and laugh at our lack

I tried to scream to a fisherman across the way

My voice was carried away by the winds and the waves

The sky was black now and I couldn't hold you much longer

When I turned and saw a light that made my bones feel stronger

We reached the lighthouse and they gave us blankets to warm our bones

The lighthouse keeper said we didn't have to do this on our own

 

Sometimes we think we can make it alone

When we really need the help of someone who knows more

It's okay to ask for help; it's okay to get advice

Better to be safe than to pay the final price

So if you're out there and you're sinking to the ocean floor

Just reach out your hand and we'll pull you to shore

 

We'll never give up on you

Just keep on pushing through

Hold tight to our hands

We will help you to stand

The shore's right here at the end of the day



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