A Confession Of A Frustrated Swimmer
Poem By Marie Joyce B. Negapatan
I can never be as graceful as a dolphin.
No, I can never ever be.
The fact is as clear as the crystal waters of the Pacific Ocean.
No matter how hard I try
I always ended up in one corner
And just cry…
Why can I not swim my way to victory?
Why do I always drown in my own tears?
I don’t wanna be a laughingstock.
But this is my role in the class.
To provide entertainment
And make myself a complete fool
Floating in that filthy pool.
Today, I’ll never ever forget
This frustration and disappointment
When I decided to give up the fight
And walk away feeling frustrated
Coz I lost the battle when I didn’t even fight.
Tears, tears, tears!
Stinging my cheeks
Burning my soul
With too much shame
Now I know
I can never be like them
I’ll just float away
And let the tides carried me away
From this misery and sorrows
Of this frustrated swimmer.