I began as a little fish in a little pond.
As I discovered new things,
learned new tricks,
Soon I became the biggest fish in that little pond
And the only thing I found was that I needed more space.
So I began my journey down the river.
As I swam
the river only got wider,
and the other fish around me were much bigger.
I kept swimming
So I could be as big as them.
I made some mistakes along the way
When I thought of myself
As the biggest fish from that
Small little pond,
But the river didn’t care who I was.
It took me where I didn’t want to go
When I wasn’t paying attention to it.
I found that it was harder to swim
When I was facing backwards,
against the current.
So I learned from my mistakes
And the river taught me more tricks,
Showed me new discoveries,
Until I became one of the biggest fish in the river.
As I swim,
And as I grow,
The river widens more.
And I’m discovering that
All the other big fish are heading down
A similar current.
Soon we will find ourselves at the mouth of the ocean,
Where we will be little fish once more.
Some of us may ride its waves,
Some may fight its currents,
But no matter what we do,
We must keep swimming.
When I grow tired of my space in the ocean,
Perhaps I will be able
to walk on land.