General Poetry posted December 20, 2023

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The Sea of Grit

by Austin Yu

Waves of unpredictability, crash onto the shoreline

Shoreline sand drowns below from the wild tide,

Tide greets the rock, determined to obliterate it

It doesn't budge, for the rock stands its ground,

Ground firm in roots, firm in morals


Morals fortify it, and the tide recedes,

Recedes to the vast, capricious moana of life,

Life lunging at the sand and rock relentlessly.

Relentlessly, the rock holds fast, whilst the sand weeps

Weeps, heard by the cerulean jay, soaring high.

Loop Poetry Contest contest entry


The sand represents the vast majority of people, who, when encountering fierce waves of life, will crumble. However, the select few that strive to overcome even the most difficult of challenges, will hold fast, just like a rock, even in times of despondency. I hope you liked my poem!
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