The Starfish Poem

The Starfish Poem

Once upon a time there was a wise man
Who used to go the ocean to do his writing.
He had a habit of walking on the beach
Before he began his work.
One day he was walking along the shore,
As he looked down the beach he saw a human
Figure moving like a dancer.
He smiled to himself to think of someone
Who would dance to the day.
So he began to walk faster to catch up.
As he got closer, he saw that it was a young man
And the young man wasn’t dancing,
But instead he was reaching down to the shore,
Picking up something and very gently
Throwing it into the ocean.
As he got closer he called out,
“Good morning! What are you doing?”
The young man paused, looked up and replied,
“Throwing starfish in the ocean.”
“I guess I should have asked, why
Are you throwing starfish in the ocean?”
“The sun is up and the tide is going out.
And if I don’t throw them in they’ll die.”
“But, young man, don’t you realize that there are
Miles and miles of beach and starfish all along it.
You can’t possibly make a difference!”
The young man listened politely.
Then bent down, picked up another starfish
And threw it into the sea,
Past the breaking waves and said –
“It made a difference for that one.”


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