Under water adventure (family)

Posted: January 4, 2010 in family, random
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this is one of my happier poems, and it relates to family, and how important they are, so here it is:::
Under water adventure:
My arms tire from windmilling in the air
over, and over, and over again.
then repeat again and again.
One more lap of Butterfly,
then I move onto freestyle.
The bottom of the pool seems so far off, and I see that the depth is an earpopping 12 feet.
I am all alone in the big pool, and it makes me feel small.
I can see the brillant blue tiles lining the bottom of the pool like soliders ready for war.
I blink slowly, imagining being in another place at another time.
The miracles start when I open my eyes again.
The tiny pool tiles fall away to a sandy bottom 35 feet down.
The water is clear and much warmer than the pool back at the Westport-Weston YMCA.
Bubbles rise up to tickle my face and I realize I am wearing a scuba mask.
I turn around to look where I am, and when I turn back there is an astounding coral reef beneath me!
Tiny fish swim in and out of little holes in the coral.
Sea anemones sway back and forth to the current.
But then, my heart leaps into my throat, for there is a dark ominus shape coming closer
As I am cowering in fear I hear a funny noise. again and again and again
I realize it is the eeeing of a dolphin!
Soon I am riding underwater on the back of a dolphin, and to me there is not a care in the world.
But then I see a beach. there are families playing together in the water.
Even though I have no clue where I am, I have a sudden urge to be there with my family.
The ocean seems to sing to me.
But I think only of my family, nothing of the dolphin I am riding or the warm tropic waters.
Then, in a blink of an eye, I am back in the pool.
The cold water comes rushing back and again, I find my self staring at the little blue tiles that are much closer now than the coral reef
I wonder what has happened, but I have no time,
for the lifeguard blows his whistle,
and I am signaled that pool time is over.
Although I am dripping wet, cold, and tired, I  know that I will always have my family
because it is what matters most

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