Swim

Swim

A Chapter by Ana Papaya
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When you swim
    you trust
in a body so deep
  you could surely drown
but you never do
     you swim
believing in you

even as calm water
     turns to rising waves
you are lifted
     unafraid
you swim 

in a body so deep
    it might sweep you away
 but you stay
trusting in something
     too deep to understand 

you could surely drown
     but you never do
        you swim
believing 
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I have to say, Ana, that I relate to this so much.]
I was flailing and screaming as my dad carried me out into the lake to teach me how to swim.
But I learned and learned to love it...and always trusted that I could swim my way out of danger.
But when envision your allegory of life here....I wish I had that same trust in myself there too.
I wish I knew that when the rough waves hit, I can still swim through life and find dry land safely.
j.

Posted 1 Year Ago


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Ana Papaya

1 Year Ago

You haven't drowned yet so you must be doing alright :) Thanks again for leaving your thoughts. Al.. read more


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... the principle that underpins these fine words is sound .. there are also lessons that can be learnt here ..

both trust and belief .. along with love make the world go round .... much enjoyed Ana :)

Posted 9 Months Ago


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Ana Papaya

9 Months Ago

Thank you kindly Mr. N.
Neville

9 Months Ago


welcome ..
Yes, it's all about faith...in the right person ofcourse. When found, I'll take that leap, off the steepest cliff if need be. Loved this poem!

Posted 11 Months Ago


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Ana Papaya

11 Months Ago

Thank you for loving it!
AJNJ

11 Months Ago

You're Welcome ....
We do. And we keep believing that we will swim through the storm to the other side, where happy ever afters live.
Yes, even me! The guy who turns to see no land in sight before realising "Wait a minute, when did I learn to swim?"
But as you say, I haven't drowned yet.
YET 😀

Posted 12 Months Ago


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Ana Papaya

12 Months Ago

:) nothing wrong with an ounce of caution!
I interpret this one as a meditation on faith. The poet notes that when engaging in a familiar task, like swimming or for that matter, anything we have done often, we automatically just do it, without fear of failure. Unspoken is the opposite situation, when we venture out onto strange ground. Then the possibility of failure or pain makes us struggle and may in fact undo us. Venturing courageously into the unfamiliar is called faith.

Posted 12 Months Ago


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Ana Papaya

12 Months Ago

Faith is for sure a factor. Thanks much John!
I have swim in the ocean. The sea is a dangerous friend. I liked the poem thoughts and logic. When we enter strong water. Must respect her and know how to swim with skill. I enjoyed the poem and thank you dear Ana for sharing the amazing poetry.
Coyote

Posted 12 Months Ago


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Ana Papaya

12 Months Ago

Thank you so much Coyote
Coyote Poetry

11 Months Ago

You are welcome dear Ana.
Wow! This one gives you idea about the strength people get before diving in water. I never dared to swim as I can't swim actually. But your write incited my mind to swim in this splendid write.

Posted 1 Year Ago


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Ana Papaya

1 Year Ago

Thank you kindly, moog! :)
Quite possible to read much into this well-done peace but taken at face value, I can't remember when I couldn't swim and always loved the mystery of deep water
Good stuff Ana Papaya

Posted 1 Year Ago


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Ana Papaya

1 Year Ago

I love the mystery of it too. :)
Thanks Dave!
Love this poem. I learned to swim at a young age. I know how to keep my head above water even if I feel I am drowning. Great poetry Ana.

Chris

Posted 1 Year Ago


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Ana Papaya

1 Year Ago

Thanks a bunch, Chris!!
oh my Ana ... brilliant says i! simply brilliant .. this moving, poetic, setting, scene and lone character in metaphor is captivating, universal and relatable to all i am sure .. could be the "deep" is God .. could be a lover, a mate ... could be the trust one must have just to step off the stoop each day .. things will be ok ... i am buoyed up by something greater than self .. yet i will swim .. as my own power will take me .. i love this ...it's such a keeper .. profound is the word .. emotive ... muti layered .. well done .. so glad you shared and i did not miss it .. into the ol' library it goes my friend .. top notch says i!
E.

Posted 1 Year Ago


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Ana Papaya

1 Year Ago

Thanks so much for the thoughtful comment, Mr. E. :)
So appreciated!
The embrace of a large body of liquid is, well, we all know what that feels like but I do no think we all know what is like.

I hate swimming. But I'm very good at it. Especially over long distances in "go f**k yourself" conditions.

Swimming across a current in open water a significant distance from shore is a kind of party I wish more humans would join.

Posted 1 Year Ago


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Ana Papaya

1 Year Ago

It's definitely a life skill everyone of us should have or acquire.
Dennis The Tiger Cat (dave)

1 Year Ago

It's objectively terrifying. I have great respect for people who operate in open water on a regular.. read more

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