Get Your Premium Membership

an ocean of fear

life itself is an ocean full of whales and sharks sometimes swimming, sometimes sailing sometimes surviving in an ark don't be scared John Henry just avoid the guns and knives stay away from jealous men and don't look at their wives don't be afraid Hattie May of the word woman and what it means dignity and shame are both worldly things that we give a name plots and lies pollute the mind and may cause death and doom but they can only harm you if you give them enough room be cautious Terrence Avery but not with fright and fear success and failure are both measures but they do not define your years fear not Fenita Diane for not all of life is loss and regret and though there be tears and agony joy and gladness awaits us yet just wait Felisha Louisa for we do not know the distance between gut's and glory having to risk, needing to save, wanting to win are tools to fight our fears bravery, faith and failure inspire us, each in it's own way but trying is the only way to conquer our day and days our oceans aren't uncrossable if we make our fears behave

Copyright © | Year Posted 2014

Post Comments

Poetrysoup is an environment of encouragement and growth so only provide specific positive comments that indicate what you appreciate about the poem.

Please Login to post a comment

Date: 10/30/2015 7:38:00 AM
This is lovely and great! I miss your work my dear poet. Refreshing... so refreshing!!
Login to Reply
Date: 9/18/2014 9:46:00 PM
Some of the names still seemed like ones I had read in history books!!! Anyway, this is a very intelligent and timely poem.
Login to Reply
loving iii Avatar
john loving iii
Date: 10/31/2015 11:24:00 AM
the names are my family.
Date: 8/28/2014 1:42:00 PM
One of my your poem that caught my attention. The message of this poem is very inspiring and encouraging.
Login to Reply
Date: 8/27/2014 3:40:00 PM
gosh, you named some women I don't know of. I imagine they are very important in history. This was a very thoughtful and well crafted write.
Login to Reply
Date: 8/7/2014 7:11:00 AM
Lovely analogical write on life, john
Login to Reply