TEEN POETRY: 'The Waves of Life'

02/03/2012 12:31 am ET

This is a regular column featuring original poetry by and for high school students, provided by, an online community writing site for young people.

She felt the waves roll through her
As they poured into the shore
Their elegance and beauty
Soared across her core
Deep inside her mind and heart
Were solemnly at war
But this time she was determined
Not to fear them as before

Standing up, she took a step
To face her fear and pain
As she walked in, the waves were harsh
No chance to breathe, no tread to gain
No matter how she struggled forward
She always fought in vain
For when the waves came strong and cruel
They took back what she obtained

Just as she was giving up
When she’d lost all will to try
A hand was stretched out to her
Someone had heard her cry
He held her firmly in his grip
And with Him by her side
No matter how they growled and roared
The waves flowed simply by

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