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The Sun Led Us (Louis Toliver Jr-Austin, TX)

We came to 
Boat broken 
Life vests 
Not all us there
We were once seven
Three were missing 
Four floating in the sea
Sharks surrounded us
Waiting to smell death
We were full of life
Legs kicking home 
Grabbing hold of each other
Lost at sea
Determined to find a way 
Exhaustion hit 
We fought through the waves
But death came in the night 
We held onto our strength
Used it to propel us 
Swimming, almost drowning 
Hunger, thirst, fighting
Sharks, sharks, sharks, waiting
But we were smarter, faster
Instead of looking down 
We looked up 
The sun led us to land
We beat death 
And we lived 

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