I spent my entire youth swimming up at Aqua Park.
Dawn to dusk I would breath of it.
Would walk the two mi!es to it if I had to.
I could of said I lived at this place.
That private swim lane always was waiting for me.
When I would dive in the cool blue water gladly would welcome me.
Hours I would go up and down my water lane just reserved for me.
I'm sure in those years of swimming in my lane a few kids must have come up to talk to me.
I just never looked up to notice if they were calling me.
The water was enough for me.
It always consoled me.
Never made fun of me.
It let me take out my pain from all the classmates that bullied me to extreme.
My arms and legs like a well oiled machine would glide easily thru it.
Many nights my coach would have to pull me out of my lane.
Tell me that's enough for the day.
Some nights I would sneek back in when the nightmares would wake me.
I learned to swim so fast no school records of mine will any that has come after me break.
Thank you Mr. Sterns for believing in me when I couldn't believe in myself.