Peering deep into the ocean
Was like looking into a mirror.
He saw a wide-eyed boy staring back at him
Without fear of the future.
He was adventurous, daring, and proud.
He dreamed of being someone important one day,
Someone people would look up to and be inspired by.
After turning into a respectable man,
He would peer back into the ocean
And see the person he’d become,
Except he would not be alone.
He would be joined by his family,
His greatest accomplishment.
And this time,
He will be satisfied with the present
But fearful of what’s to come.