In the core of, In the very midst of, The lake. I was surrounded, And it was all that I could see, For miles, for days. I felt like succumbing, I wanted to give in, I didn’t want to be living, And enduring the toss and turns, Of the violent waves as the water churned. Then from afar I spotted an assist, And I was desperate, I couldn’t resist. With everything that I had left in me, I struggled over to it, hoping that it would set me free. Trying to free myself from the clutches of the lake, I pulled on a bough, not knowing how much it could take. And then suddenly a chilling sound as it began to break. It gave way, and I had no choice but to fall back into the blue. So once again, I have been enveloped, encased, and engulfed, In the lake of love, true blue. Because the bough couldn’t support my love for you.