Life is like a … pedalo (poem)

Life is like a pedalo.

If you’re lucky, there’s two of you in the boat…
But it’s never balanced.

The rudder doesn’t work how you think it should, or want it to,
AND
If you do pedal forwards your feet are in a foot of water.

Whatever course you’d planned to take, those plans will change as soon as you take on water.
(You WILL take on water.)

Standing on the sidelines, it looks like great fun.
It never feels like that once you’re in the boat…

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Author: Al Lane

Writer, Poet, Daydreamer

17 thoughts on “Life is like a … pedalo (poem)”

  1. Ah yes, yet another grand adventure I have yet to experience. Gee, methinks this week you are tosing fish into my bucket list!

      1. I wouldn’t add this one to the bucket list… Punting in Oxford or Cambridge would be my choice on land-based water… Better still, having a glass of wine and some soft cheese as you recline at one end of a punt, while someone competent propels you forward!

    1. Trying, and failing, to get a pedalo to go where you want it to gives you time to reflect on these things! That’s me and my five year old in the pic, on holiday last week 🙂

  2. Whatever course you’d planned to take, those plans will change as soon as you take on
    water.
    (You WILL take on water.)

    This really had me chuckling, but it is also so so very true. Great piece.

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