My entry for Topic 9: Oceans for the Stop The Press Challenge. Give the profile a look!

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If

If life were like an ocean,
it would be forever. Forever a
peaceful blue.

If life were like an ocean,
it would be eternal. Endless.
Stretching on and on.

But some would wish for it to end.
Some would wish for a different color.

If life were like an ocean,
there could be red skies at morning, and we
would be warned of the oncoming storm.

Life's not an ocean,
and there are red skies but they don't help,
and there's a peaceful blue but it's an illusion,
and it's short.

It's full of wondrous moments and deep despair,
the sun in your eyes and the wind in your hair,
the whistling thrill of accepting a dare,
and getting from A to B. From here to there.

Life is a blessing.
Oceans are vast and stoic and forever unchanging.

If life were like an ocean,
well,
it wouldn't really be life at all.