Against The Tide

 Against The Tide

As we turn the page of another day in the book of our life,
We find our strength is waning in the twilight of our strife.
Seeking the solutions to motivate us up the slopes to higher ground,
Where we discover new strength within ourselves unlike any we had ever found.

Truth is an Illusion at times when we live outside the reach of reality,
The things we swear we know in all actuality really may not be.
We've been fooled into believing all the news we know to be true,
When actually they have agendas we know nothing about what they want to do.

We're like lost fish swimming upstream against the tide,
Our lives have us in constant flux going from side to side.
Wandering in and out of the crowd going against the tide,
Facing the challenges along the way not just along for the ride.

Speak as if wisdom was a part of the heart inside your soul,
Speak as if you were only interested in the salvation of your goal.
Life isn't a script in a play though the world appears like a stage,
We feel as if everyone is watching to see if we are coming of age.

No matter how far the distance if it's all swimming against the tide,
You know with persistence you can overcome the obstacles where they reside.
The truth of the matter is from the start you always swam against the tide,
You never imagined love was a part of you & always on your side.

Written By Donald James Kirby Von Koehler 1/10/2022

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I was inspired by the email you sent me so I came and wrote a new poem my 1st poem of 2022 sometimes I will write dozens in one sitting other times I'm more likely to do just a couple it depends on the level of my energy at the moment and I like to be in a positive state of mind. Donald James Kirby Von Koehler 1/10/2022

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Written on January 10, 2022

Submitted by ponyboy_c on January 10, 2022

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Closest metre Iambic octameter
Characters 1,417
Words 296
Stanzas 7
Stanza Lengths 1, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 1

Donald James Kirby Von Koehler

I was born in Buried Washington in 1965 at Burien general the rest is a blur..........okay just kidding ]:P I have always loved music I played Strawberry Fields Forever on the Drums at my 2nd grade Talent show and took 2nd place at the age of 13 I started writing lyrics at a pace of 5 to 10 an hour sometimes 25 a day- at the age of 16 I learned by ear Piano still don't read music but I have over 60 made up songs on the keyboards. I have won Poet awards in October 2006 and a couple editors awards for Caught up in the moment and There's a Part of me I got a trophy when I won for Perfect Alibi. more…

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