The Ocean….

As the ocean covers my face,
The currents carrying me to places,
Deep, cold, strange,
I try to gasp for air,
Its a privilege to breathe,
The air touches my nose,
And runs away like a scared flock of birds,
Apprehensive of what might come,
My legs have already numbed,
The hands struggling for a piece of land,
Oh, that would be the heavens,
My mind plays games with me,
I see the Sun and I see my life,
The old, past, present,
The experienced, the lost and the forgotten,
The salt in the ocean assimilated in my blood,
Makes me sink,
The trenches call my name,
So do the sailors long resting on the sand,
Their ships their holy grail,
Dilapidated, deteriorating, home to fishes,
The bottom of the ocean seems nearer and nearer,
I am flying, sinking, falling,
Senses have decepted me once again,
And as I close my eyes to let the water fill up my lungs,
A distant symphony tickles my ears,
A Siren, a mermaid maybe something magical,
I am lifted up through the blue waters,
Onto something hard,
Something real, phosphorus,
The body tries to eject the water it had taken in,
It coughs hard, belches the salt out from its system,
The brain tries to regain its consciousness,
I look around,
The deserted island doesn’t seem to have any life,
Except me,
The Siren had gone,
Leaving me to myself,
The island and the little shrubs that it could handle,
The Siren had gone,
And I was left to live,
The numbered days I had left,
The Sun maybe an enemy now……..

9 thoughts on “The Ocean….

  1. So powerful with the theme of continuing through life. This line also stood out to me the most:

    “The salt in the ocean assimilated in my blood.”

    That is a marvelous line and it says so much, especially considering the theme. I also like how the tone shifts near the end. Amazing writing!

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    1. Thank you so much Lucy for such an insightful comment. I was going through some photos in my phone when the image in here took my attention. This was a moment when I was in the ocean wearing a life-jacket, I was frightened and in awe as well. Being in the ocean was an experience something I am really frightened of. I fear the ocean and being in one at that time was so liberating. These words describe a little of my that feeling. Thank you so much again for reading and commenting. It was really good to hear from you. 😇

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