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Strong Ties (Drowning)

June 1, 2009
By Sealboy12 SILVER, South Bound Brook, New Jersey
Sealboy12 SILVER, South Bound Brook, New Jersey
5 articles 0 photos 2 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you're tired your wrong"-From my high school band director

Cry me a river
And I'll fish out your fears
No matter how long it takes
I'll sift through your tears

And if while I'm out
In that deepening pool
And I see you drowning
Feeling like a fool

I'll steer my boat
However far it takes
Until I reach you my friend
No matter how high the stakes

If it came down to death
I'd abandon my boat
And swim over to you
I'd try to keep you afloat

But if even that failed
And you began to sink
I would hold my breath
And follow you to the brink

Yes cry me a river
And I'll fish out your fears
But if I can't do that
Then we'll both end our years

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This article has 8 comments.

sasaga7 GOLD said...
on Jun. 16 2022 at 11:24 am
sasaga7 GOLD, Parsippany, New Jersey
13 articles 1 photo 11 comments

Favorite Quote:
trust yourself, believe yourself, and watch yourself grow

truly amazing 👏

on Mar. 17 2017 at 9:03 am
skematt PLATINUM, Shanghai, Other
47 articles 0 photos 9 comments
Very amazing and heartfelt poem! Great structure and rhyme. Moreover, the theme is beautiful!

on Feb. 6 2013 at 10:44 am
Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
214 articles 14 photos 1159 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If you're losing your soul and you know it, then you've still got a soul left to lose”
― Charles Bukowski

I loved this Poem!! The concept was really unique and the style was beautiful.

on Oct. 21 2010 at 5:53 pm
echome94 PLATINUM, Daleville, Virginia
32 articles 3 photos 46 comments

Favorite Quote:
When the world around me ceases to exist and then i will open up and let a cruel man like you in


i had a friend like this, i still do. It turns out i loved her more than myself and she felt the same way. Friends like this are important looks like you found a keeper

on Oct. 2 2009 at 7:28 pm
jennee21_ann GOLD, Helper, Utah
17 articles 0 photos 568 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Don't gain the world and lose your soul....wisdom is better than silver or gold."

"You can always close a book, but you can never close the mind of a writer."

wow. this is just truly amazing. i dont know really what else to say! the rhyming was great, the rhythm was perfect and the meaning is soo deep :) i all around love it. check out some of my work and comment, i would love your feedback. oh and this one gets 5 STARS :) it's awesome!!!

on Sep. 24 2009 at 2:33 pm
ReginaYork BRONZE, Basking Ridge, New Jersey
3 articles 0 photos 1 comment
THIS IS AN AWESOME POEM!!!! yeaa!!!!! woot woot! sketch!

on Sep. 7 2009 at 3:24 pm
MariaMarie DIAMOND, Washington Court House, Ohio
70 articles 0 photos 181 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Life's a mountain on a beach"-Unknown
"Will: This is either madness or brilliance. Sparrow: It's remarkable how often those two traits coincide."-Pirates of the Caribbean:Curse of the Black Pearl.

wow.. strong and powerful meaning.. you did a GREAT job with this!

on Sep. 6 2009 at 5:05 pm
I really like that your poem is in the true format of a ballad with the abcb rhyme scheme. It's very well written. Nice rhyming!