Promptly Friday:  Learning to Swim

“Learning to Swim”

The crossroads of life are cruel
To lead us this way
To stay true to the path
When the path has washed away

A journey of learning
To be coming of age
Is this a dream
Is this reality
Is this a joke

The destination is within sight
The location of transformation
Where naive children grow into adulthood
We might leave behind childish games
And become that which radiates in splendor

But an ocean lies between
The sandy shore littered in hopes
The waters tainted by fear
The depths a graveyard of ambition

How is this fair at all
That our journeys lead to this
A castle in the distance
That we might all be kings and queens
That we may rule ourselves in wisdom

So few have tackled this sea
Fewer still have crossed it
For now we watch the waves
For now we wait and dream

This world could be a brighter place
If only we learned how to swim

© TA Rindler “Learning to Swim” 2015

© TA Rindler “Learning to Swim” Short Stack Story Time 2015

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About T. A. Rindler

What dreams may come when the mind dances in worlds of imagination? Wordsmithing. It started as a hobby. Now I'm in the process of trying to make it something more than just that. My mind dances fluidly through imaginative world's both hellish and serene, and all that lies between. I've dabbled in so many ideas and interests, but writing has always been something that I would always return to doing. Whether I was writing a story, poetry, abstract thoughts, ideas, essays, or even written/online debates, I have always enjoyed the creative stream of ideas that spring forth. Join me in my journey!
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