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(November 20,1991 / Uniontown, PA)

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The Waters

One final look at your reflection
An image blurred, what can you see?
A ripple barely breaks the surface
Your life a stone cast to the stream

When could you ever matter?
Like the stone, your mark is small
What could you ever offer?
Where's the meaning in it all?

Stand before a raging river
Try to see where it begins
Then take a look a little closer
You just might see where you fit in

We're all just ripples in the waters
Each so meaningless and weak
Yet when the ripples come together
We finally find the strength to speak

This world we'll call the river
Us, the stones thrown from the bridge
Becoming one within the waters
You're not alone in all of this

Submitted: Friday, January 24, 2014
Edited: Saturday, January 25, 2014


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'The Waters' tells the story of an individual's struggle to find meaning within society and the world they live in.

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  • Tyler Cooley (1/29/2014 4:43:00 PM)

    Thank you very much!

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  • Aisha Love (1/28/2014 9:04:00 PM)

    This is a beautiful poem

  • Tyler Cooley (1/28/2014 2:26:00 PM)

    I'm very glad to hear you can find something in it to relate to! THAT means the most to me. I really appreciate all of the feedback Ginger!

  • Ginga Loven (1/28/2014 11:28:00 AM)

    wow your poems just touch me. Stand before a raging river, Try to see where it begins, Then take a look a little closer, You just might see where you fit in. that means alot about me. keep up the great writing

  • Tyler Cooley (1/27/2014 10:02:00 AM)

    It means a lot to know others are taking the time to read my writing, and more so that you're all letting me know your opinions! Thank you!

  • Cheyenne Mccartney (1/26/2014 9:33:00 PM)

    i like this poem to its touching

  • Tyler Cooley (1/24/2014 7:55:00 PM)

    Thank you so much for the feedback! I'm new to releasing my poetry work, but your comment is very motivating.

  • Valerie Dohren (1/24/2014 5:10:00 PM)

    A very meaningful and thought-provoking poem Tyler. Very good and well written.

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