Anchoring | Teen Ink


November 26, 2017
By TheWisp GOLD, Belvidere, Illinois
TheWisp GOLD, Belvidere, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
"The un-examined life is not worth living"

I wanted to be a sailor
To catch and use the breeze
Learn tragic wrongs,
Victory’s songs,
And all these things they’d seen

I wanted to be a sailor
World’s boundaries washed aside
Islands unknown
Horizon’s glow
And stalwart mate, the sky

I wanted to be a sailor
But they’ve no certainties
In hostile lands
Lonely bones land
And who will mourn for thee?

Two feet on the ground
I’m turning around
A sailor I shall
not be.
And a sailor I shall not be.

The author's comments:

College is looming on my horizon, and I've been thinking a lot about where I'll go career-wise.  I've realized that some dreams just aren't practical.

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m1na GOLD said...
on Jan. 9 2018 at 7:30 pm
m1na GOLD, Olympia, Washington
13 articles 0 photos 91 comments
I love this poem