PADDLE

So beautiful,

so elegant,

the waters appear faithful.

But constantly paddles,

keeping your head afloat,

silently fighting internal battles.

Blocking out the voices,

do not disturb the peace,

focusing on your choices.

Paddle to reach for your goal,

the push for harder and better,

only to find it strengthens your soul.

Wisdom shines through mistakes,

the young will follow suit,

while we share our painful aches.

Our feathered wings are bruised,

our minds release the tension,

our eyes wake after feeling confused.

Continue to paddle on,

moonlight reflects our journeys,

reminding us where we travelled from.

Looking back, our faces age with grace,

accepting many exhausting lessons,

from an unknown world we bravely face.