Poetry Month: Day 15 – Aquamarine

The Swimmer – by Read-a-holic
she jumps,
nothing can conceal the thrill
bursting inside her like an
over-filled water balloon
that she gets when in a competition
win, win, win
is all she is thinking,
as her heart beats faster
than ever before
one breathe is taken,
a loud noise fills the air
sploosh, smack, splash
she is in the water
the cold shock is lost on her
she is thinking too hard about
winning
everything feels,
so dreamlike underwater,
but wait,
i have a race to win,
she says
one stroke after another
pushing on,
not caring about fatigue,
enjoying this competitive state
of mind,
and the dreamless one,
when her body is controlled
by one word,
swim

This one I came across while doing a general search of swimming poems and poems about swimming. It’s nigh impossible to write good poetry on swimming, and while I enjoy this poem, I know it is fun poetry more than profound poetry. Still, they did a good job on it, I put a link to the site I was searching and to the person who wrote it – in keeping with the joy of online pen names.

I was looking through some beat poetry, but their obsession can be as great as their rhythm at times. Jazz and bombs, and electric dynamo’s whirring away into the night or is it unto the night. Either way, they have a cadence that I find as catchy as a song from the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, but I still don’t know if I’ll post any.

The greatest part of a 30 poetry challenge is the exploration that comes with to seek out new poems and new civilizations to boldly go… Well on rampant google searches while leafing though the few volumes I have. This is the second year I have done this, and while the first year didn’t involve sharing the poems on this particular site, I am still trying to avoid redundancy. A little is perhaps inevitable.

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About Sean Smith

Husband, Father, Pastor, Swimmer, Writer, Reader, and attempted Adventurer!
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