Armmina Liberté Maclang

Rookie (26th August 1993 / Philippines)

Row, Row, Row Your Boat for the Modern Ages

Row, row, row your boat
Harshly down the stream.
Painfully, blissfully, unfathomably-row!
Life’s not just a dream.

Row, row, row(!) your boat
Down the stream of life.
Rushing against the rapids we go
To face all pain and strife!

Row, row, row your boat
Down this testing ground.
Everything seems impossible, though,
For the current’s the other way ‘round.

Several row, row, row their boats
Until they reach the shore
To trade the boat for a better ship,
And row away some more.

Others row, row, row their boats
And fix other’s boats that were wrecked.
And when they’ve finished helping everyone else,
They ask, “Will you pay in cash or check? ”

Some row, row, row their boats
And teach children to do the same.
Some, however, do this because,
They want these children to praise their name.

A number of people row, row, row their boats
And arrest those who don’t follow the rules
But some of them, sadly, ask for some payment
So they can go easy on some fools.

Row, row, row your boat
Not only in poem or in song.
Do what brings you closer to the Heart of God.
Be in the right, avoid the wrong.
For the paths you take, and the streams you row upon,
And the way you rowed
Defines the life you lived,
And the love that you have showed.

Submitted: Thursday, April 03, 2008
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