I see you in that boat in the middle of the sea,
Although I can hardly swim you say “Come join me”
So I do, we’re both in the boat and for a while its fun
We laugh, we joke and tell stories of previous ones
We eat, we share, we eat some more
No sleeping is involved because there’s so much to explore
The days are long and sunny and the sea is calm
Till one day a dark cloud appears on the horizon
The laughter fades and its no longer exciting
You can’t ignore it and you feel an argument rising
The storm gets closer and its raining on the ship
I sit, because even though I saw it coming I’m not equipped
I would jump out and swim but its too far to the shore
Quick! Either we get under shelter or use the sails
“Do we anchor and stay or drift some more?” he says
I prefer we keep going and see where this takes us
Immediately after saying that I jump out and swim
The sea is rough, its raining and I’m expecting him to get in
And when he doesn’t I get all the more angry
“You see I’m drowning why wont you rescue me”?
Its stupid I know because I could have just stayed in the ship
The boat didn’t capsize, the boat didn’t flip
He didn’t throw you overboard or make you walk the plank
In a sea of nothingness and who do you have to thank?
YOURSELF! For being scared and creating drama over a storm
But you see the cloud passing overhead and your face is getting warm
As the sun returns the boat is coming in your direction
A strong hand pulls you out of the water, its him! Its your reflection
“I didn’t rescue you at the time you wanted, I stayed anchored so you’d see
I’m not going anywhere so when you’re tired of thrashing about in the sea
I’ll be here waiting to continue the journey I asked you to join
And the next time theres a storm or a change in weather
You’ll learn that no matter how rough it gets we are in this ship TOGETHER”.
Do you find yourself making rash decisions and sabotaging your relationships?
All it takes is one person to stay anchored, and have the maturity to see the relationship through all kinds of storms. Shout out to all the relationships that are 10 years or more in and are still going strong. What is your secret?