The Starfish

Don’t Be A Starfish

The Starfish

The starfish sits in wait

of the rising tide.

It has nowhere to go,

nowhere to hide.

Dependant on the sea

to take it home,

it cannot make the journey

on its own.

Poor little starfish

left in state.

Poor little starfish

that’s your fate.

But we’re not starfish

you and I,

so don’t sit still

and just live to die.


Jack Downing

Sep. 2012





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Hearth and Health are wonderful things and if you're without either such sorrow that brings So I cannot express enough thanks to my Lord and to my family and friends for the support you afford! ~Jack Downing~
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9 Responses to The Starfish

  1. Beth Ann says:

    Well that made me a little sad! But I hope I got the message! 🙂

    • Oh,, I’m sorry… It is just a little reminder to people (especially young people) that life is for living, not standing by while the tide changes again and again..’Insanity is doing the same thing over and over,and expecting different results’ A. Einstein.


  2. tweetyb8o8 says:

    Insightful! Thanks for the wisdom Jake!

  3. tweetyb8o8 says:

    Hehe… I thought it was from reverend Jake 😊guess not 😄 aloha mr downing!

    • Thank you so much.. Btw,I sent Wayne another lyric, but I haven’t heard anything back from him on either one,positive or negative..So I don’t know what’s going on yet..


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