Uhmmm, sorry, I couldn't leave this one alone. I've come back to this little poem a few times and it speaks out to me to add my bit. I write poetry from time to time and the poet has burst forth. I added my own words to the end of this poem. I hope it works for you all. If you want, add some of your own words to it and see where it goes.
And I think over again
My small adventures
When with a shore wind I drifted out
In my kayak
And thought I was in danger.
those small ones
That I thought so big
For all vital things
I had to get and to reach.
And yet, there is only
One great thing,
The only thing:
To live to see in huts and journeys
The great day that dawns,
And the light that fills the world.
(my words added below)
With such a singular brilliant clarity
It could only be the reflection of Truth
That pure force with the power to dispel all fear
And open my heart to the simple essence of being
That chortles joyous laughter deep within the well of my chest
And strengthens me to paddle on along my route to discovery
The one only a kayaker can know.
Robert N Pruden 2002
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