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The Water’s Edge

I waded at the water’s edge
Took more time
Simply feeling dread
Knew I wanted more
In life
But I stood there and
Remained on the shore

“The water is fine!”
I could hear them scream
It still scared me though,
I wondered why
it seemed like a dream.

My mind had thoughts
that started to preach,
“Stay safe, stay dry
Stay on the beach

So I lingered, happily
Of course I will wait
for the tide
to roll me out naturally,

“There are sharks out there’”
Careful people would warn,
Waiting to feed!
I still remained torn

Though still
felt the fire
enveloping my need
To learn how to swim
and conquer the sea.

Author: Holly McIntyre

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