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Heat of the day sun and fun Swimming and diving Signs read do not swim or dive Young and immortal Swimming until exhaustion Time for one more dive A graceful dive, but too deep Trying to surface Forces are pulling downward Trying to surface Grabbed this hand just within reach Safe at water’s edge Exhausted and still vomiting, I witness no one to thank. Edward J. Ebbs - April 11, 2015

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Date: 8/12/2019 3:40:00 PM
Cool write. Liked the mysterious question implied at the end.
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Date: 8/12/2019 12:51:00 AM
"He" was right there. :) Wonderfully written. Mountains of things you did not say, which were said... Lovely. Ann
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Date: 11/27/2017 11:26:00 AM
Great one Edward.
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Date: 4/16/2015 2:03:00 PM
rereading this one, I really like it!
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Date: 4/16/2015 9:06:00 PM
Thank You Andrea :)
Date: 4/14/2015 6:24:00 PM
the foolhardiness of youth eh Ed great write gl in contest hugs 7
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Date: 4/14/2015 10:58:00 PM
Yes, it's that immortal part of being young. I was always in the water somewhere, rapids, lakes, ocean...the ocean was my first love...Thank you.
Date: 4/14/2015 8:21:00 AM
So nice to read your poetry this morning. Light & Love
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Date: 4/14/2015 10:55:00 PM
Thank you and thanks for visting Debbie :)
Date: 4/13/2015 7:30:00 AM
Ed, such an intense choka, powerful,7, best of luck in the contest, btw, I had a similar experience in the water, makes one really think and thanks for visiting my poem, blossoms and bubbles
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Date: 4/13/2015 2:43:00 PM
"Makes one really think" is the right words...thank you :)
Date: 4/13/2015 5:26:00 AM
You had me rather tense, for a couple of lines. Glad that you were saved. Powerful poem.
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Date: 4/13/2015 6:19:00 AM
Me too...I would have missed so much, thank you :)
Date: 4/12/2015 4:25:00 AM
It's a miracle...Love write. Those things still happen!
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Date: 4/12/2015 7:26:00 AM
Thank you Jade, my mom claimed it was a miracle when she was alive, but I told her I just wasn't completely conscience and who's ever hand it was, just left when they realized I was breathing and did not to watch me vomit. It took a bit of time before I started to be aware of my surroundings...it's not I do not have faith, it's the logical side of me that see's it differently, thank you again :)
Date: 4/11/2015 11:40:00 PM
wow, it sounds like you were saved by an angel or something. What an incredible way to do this contest idea. Love it.
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Date: 4/12/2015 7:03:00 AM
Thank you Andrea :)
Date: 4/11/2015 8:26:00 PM
Amazing poem, Ed. What an experience - somewhat like a miracle. (I read some of your details in your response to Mystic.) Best wishes for the contest. Sandra
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Date: 4/11/2015 11:36:00 PM
Thank You Sandra, it was so long ago :)
Date: 4/11/2015 4:47:00 PM
Thank you for the reply Ed, it means a lot to me. Wishing you the best of luck in this particular contest. Love Linda
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Date: 4/11/2015 3:13:00 PM
'young and immortal" loved that line. a miracle i foresee you need not thank anyone but the big guy up stairs:), enjoyed your write, -p.d.
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Date: 4/11/2015 4:41:00 PM
Well p.d., I would like to believe the big guy had a finger in this, but then I ask why me; I am pretty ordinary really, but I am thankful either way that I was able to have a second chance. I still pray on my knees at night. Thank you for your words :)