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    Lastlaughtruman
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    ‘Jump in’ said Dad,
    The waters so clear,
    And with spine tingling senses,
    I jump in, no fear.

    My friends say lets swim,
    ‘I’ve done this before’,
    Swim out of my depth,
    But then back to the shore.

    I suggest going swimming,
    ‘No thanks’ they say,
    There’s a big game on,
    And we’re playing away.

    So I swim on my own,
    A little out of my depth,
    Sink under the waves,
    Whilst I’m holding my breath.

    The current pulls me under,
    And I am losing the battle,
    Somehow I get lucky,
    And re-surface quite rattled.

    ‘Don’t go swimming’ she pleads,
    ‘Please stay with me here’,
    We can cuddle all night,
    Drink fine wine and beer.

    I’ve spent my whole life swimming,
    And I know it’s not right,
    So tonight I will swim,
    But be back before light.

    I swim in calm waters,
    As I’m predicting a storm,
    So I return home to see her,
    But she’s gone before dawn.

    The storm that is brewing,
    It’s all in my head,
    But I still opt to go swimming,
    Instead of laying in bed.

    The water looks dangerous,
    But I have to dive in,
    And before I can breathe,
    An upper cut to the chin.

    I sink to new levels,
    I’ve never been here before,
    I’m stretching my feet out,
    But I can’t find the floor.

    My body now numb,
    In denial of pain,
    I’ve spent my whole life swimming,
    And it’s poisoned my brain.

    #8504
    izzi25
    Participant

    GREAT POEM! love the use of metaphors.

    Why do we go swimming!

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