Susan Lacovara

Gold Star - 8,356 Points (1963 / New York)

Little Fish In The Great Pond - Poem by Susan Lacovara

Hardly noticed...
But I am here
Still here
Always here
Here, here, always here....
Swimming against the currents

Sucking in air
Puffing up
Avoiding the lure, the hook
Paddling....purposefully paddling
Paddling, paddling, always paddling
Here, here, always here
Swimming against the currents

Tiny to some....
But bigger than any could truly imagine
Should they look beneath the surface
I am, in measure, but a minnow
With a whale's heart
And a shark's tenacity
Here, here, always here.

Paddling, paddling, always paddling
Here, here, always here
Swimming against the currents

Topic(s) of this poem: strength

Form: Prose Poem


Poet's Notes about The Poem

(04/03/15) ...Not quite a fish out of water....I stay afloat in the big pond, with it's everyday current.

Comments about Little Fish In The Great Pond by Susan Lacovara

  • Anthony Burkett (5/5/2015 10:11:00 PM)


    Sometimes it feels like a fish bowl to me...: -) ... a wonderfully written metaphor in perspective... touché dear poetess... (Report) Reply

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  • (4/29/2015 7:38:00 PM)


    What minnow has not dreamed of having a whale's heart, or a shark's tenacity? A great poem. A 10. (Report) Reply

  • Sekharan Pookkat (4/16/2015 8:43:00 AM)


    Paddling against the current
    Swimming against the waves
    walking against the wind
    and feeling its stress
    cant never imagined
    before reading this poem
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Poem Submitted: Friday, April 3, 2015

Poem Edited: Friday, April 3, 2015


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