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Starfish

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Starfish

He stared at the starfish flooded at the shore,
wondering whether they really wanted to
drift away from the beautiful ocean depths.
"There's so much beauty to celebrate,"
he thought to himself.
He picked each starfish he could manage, 
and threw it into the ocean,
as the ocean currents brought more.
Sometimes he wonders whether his town
got tired of him like the ocean to the starfish,
belching him out from the land of grazing
to the land the sun never sets.
Sometimes he goes back,
but something tells him that his old town
isn't yet ready for him again....

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017

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Date: 7/12/2017 8:36:00 PM
Congratulations on your win.
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Teddy Kimathi
Date: 7/14/2017 2:23:00 PM
Thank you so much, Jerome!! :)
Date: 7/10/2017 3:32:00 PM
Nice metaphor here Teddy, I find a bit of the "a prophet is never recognized in his own land" feeling herein.
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Teddy Kimathi
Date: 7/10/2017 5:11:00 PM
Hehe. You're right, John. Thank you so much for reading and enjoying my piece! :-)
Date: 7/10/2017 12:36:00 AM
Very deep and beautifully written. Congrats on your win Teddy.
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Teddy Kimathi
Date: 7/10/2017 6:30:00 AM
Thank you so much Afzal, for your kind applause! ;-)
Date: 7/9/2017 8:13:00 PM
Wonderful comparison in this narrative. Congratulations on your high placement. Blessings, Janis.
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Teddy Kimathi
Date: 7/10/2017 6:05:00 AM
Hi Janis. Thank you so much for your kind applause! *^_^*
Date: 7/9/2017 7:30:00 PM
Teddy, congrats on your win! Janice
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Teddy Kimathi
Date: 7/10/2017 5:43:00 AM
Thank you so much, Janice! *^_^*
Date: 7/9/2017 4:32:00 PM
Congrats!!! Teddy my friend...on your placement...great verse...god bless...^WW^
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Teddy Kimathi
Date: 7/9/2017 6:33:00 PM
Thank you so much, ^WW^. I really appreciate it! :-)
Date: 7/9/2017 3:58:00 PM
A thought provoking write, Teddy! Congrats on your win, my friend
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Teddy Kimathi
Date: 7/9/2017 6:32:00 PM
Thank you so much, White Wolf! I'm humbled! *^_^*