This is Getting Deep

I’m not afraid of the boat
Maybe it’s the water
I’m not afraid of the water
Maybe it’s the depth
I’m not afraid of the depth
Maybe it’s the dying
I’m not afraid of dying
Could it be the living? The word is boats. I rarely go in one, although I did this summer on a pond with my daughter and her boyfriend. I wore the life jacket about 4 hours before I admitted I was safe without one.

So I thought about the disciples of Jesus in the storm and their fear. I wondered why would they be afraid, weren’t they used to wind and waves? It was their livelihood. And Jesus was sleeping on the boat.
I don’t swim, therefore I don’t do boats. I love the water though. What is it we are afraid of?
Here my daughter would say, “Mom, you’re philosophizing again. Just write the poem.”

About Mary (tqhousecat)

I am a wife and a mother of two grown children. I love Jesus and sharing my faith through written words. I currently have a poetry blog and also write on My main focus is hope in Christ. I only wish that whoever reads this will be blessed, inspired and occasionally amused.
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24 Responses to This is Getting Deep

  1. memadtwo says:

    Sometimes the living is what we fear. The repetitive form works well. (K)

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  2. Lucy says:

    I love this poem. Great philosophy here in the beauty of your words.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. rothpoetry says:

    I love this Mary. Your steps of thinking that bring you back to the reality of living is perfect.

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  4. I love the repetitions, it is a fast paced poem that gives you pause.

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  5. msjadeli says:

    I like your deconstruction and the questions that you ask and how you apply it to Jesus and his disciples.


  6. Woah, that got deep very quickly. I love the progression of thought here, and that final question – that will hang in the air all day.

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  7. Very clever and thought provoking! I like the questions, they make the piece even more impactful.

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  8. Deep, it is. The last line is a sort of tragic inevitability.


  9. Very thought-provoking. I really felt your stream of consciousness (pun intended) from beginning to end. The ending was powerful.

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  10. You have nothing to fear but fear itself.


  11. Glad to see you are continuing to write dear Mary. This poem is timely for me. Thank you.

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  12. ooooooh. totally thought provoking, Mary!


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