Shallow Waters

Posted on Nov 27, 2014


Shallow waters

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The man with no luck
He walks a fine line
Letting things slide
He treads shallow waters

The young woman ambitious
Climbing the ladder high
Losing all friends in sight
She treads shallow waters

See the boy with his car
This boy-racer thinks he’s cool
Mr streetwise acts like a fool
He treads on shallow waters

See the girl who looks like a Barbie
A lost childhood she has
Seeing her cover-up looking sad
She treads on shallow waters

A man egged on to take drugs
A girl harassed to smoke
A boy forced to drink
Others their once clean spirits broke

All these are pushed
Shoved into a life by society
No direction do they have
Only what others expect them to be

They all drown in shallow waters

*First published on January 9th 2013 at 14:13 and re-edited 27th November 2014 at 1830

Posted in: Poetry