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Waiting, falling, rolling, down towards the ocean,
waiting for the tide and the waves to reach full motion.

And when the time finally comes and they catch their watery ride,
on their one way ticket for a new place to reside,
A dangerous journey of unknowing and uncertainty then awaits,
as the drift without path or bearing, across vast treacherous straits.

Each loaded with its finite store,
of precious milk, fuel to reach a foreign shore.
But its hard to know if its adequate preparation,
for the trip holds no knowledge of its itinerary or duration.

And some may never reach the land
and rest upon the clear white sand
instead they will float on forever,
never finding solid surface on which to tether.

But for the ones that get lucky and lay their roots,
and develop branches from small green shoots.
They will one day carry fruit of their own,
who must too brave the sea alone.

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  • raymondoantonio
    raymondoantonioalmost 5 years ago


  • cheers ray!

    – francis carter

  • Norma-jean Morrison
    Norma-jean Mor...almost 5 years ago


  • thanks for the encouragement :)

    – francis carter

  • Cosimo Piro
    Cosimo Piroalmost 5 years ago

    Welcome to RB Francis….you’ll find a lot of friends here. I will check out further works of yours as we journey through RB. This is a lovely write….it brings to mind my parents journey to a strange new world and not knowing what to expect…..not that they are coconuts of course.

  • Trenchtownrock
    Trenchtownrockalmost 5 years ago

    Love the title…this is a wonderful marriage of words my friends..sweetly done.

  • cheers mate

    – francis carter

  • H Maria Perry
    H Maria Perryalmost 5 years ago


  • cheers mate

    – francis carter

  • kevinmawson
    kevinmawsonalmost 5 years ago

    Very Cool !


  • cheers

    – francis carter

  • RaOrEmraeh
    RaOrEmraehalmost 5 years ago

    Welcome to RB and thank you for this wonderful contribution. Also, congratulations on your homepage feature! Well done.

  • yeah was surprised how does it get there? thanks for encouragement

    – francis carter

  • Charmina
    Charminaalmost 5 years ago

    Welcome and this is excellent—Charma

  • Rikki Woods
    Rikki Woodsalmost 5 years ago

    I found this charming.

  • Coronus
    Coronusalmost 5 years ago

    Congratulations on your feature!
    I have read quite a number of your poems – and I am bowled over!
    Welcome to Redbubble – and I look so forward to reading more of your wonderful words.

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