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The Ocean that Floats and Sinks

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The Ocean that Floats and Sinks

Life is like an ocean
And a dreamer is like the ship that floats on it
Dreams are built out of lack and limitations
Such are the salty waters on which you must float

Ocean water is too salty to drink
Yet on it the boat floats best
Your dreams are like fresh water
...with the potential to quench your thirst and satisfy your heart
So as a dreamer you need not drink the salty water
....that is the society’s opinions

The same ocean that floats a mighty boat
...is known to drown many more
But a boat only drowns when the ocean water leaks into it
You are like a boat
...surrounded by the endless stretch of ocean called SOCIETY
On this ocean you should float
...but if you allow this ocean’s water to slowly leak into the boat of your dreams
	...the world is sure to mourn the loss of yet another fine boat
 

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  1. Date: 3/28/2011 3:58:00 PM
    Great extended metaphor poem and so very true, Wiseton. Is this one of the three you mentioned to me? I am sorry I have no time to read the others. It's time for me to leave work now. I blogged about my circumstances this week. It's awful becuase I am going to be too busy to do nearly as much as I usually do here this week. Nice seeing this poem! andrea

  1. Date: 3/27/2011 6:51:00 AM
    Your words are so true and real.. Thank you for your kind coments.. Its so amazing to write something and have someone really get it... Very cool my friend...