Creating Yourself

I bid farewell to
the Atlantis above
And explored the expanse of the sea
I found
the sound of my own breath comforting
It reminded me that I am alive
I had never felt so alive
Yet so calm
Peaceful, in a trance
Enchanted by the
schools of brightly coloured fish
and the striking coral

Taking a big breath
I watched as the
the bubbles danced to the surface
I swam into an unknown
And deeper

I was interrupted from my trance
Reality greeted me with a sucker punch
I couldn’t stay here forever
As much as I wanted to
The oxygen would run out of the tank

The only thing I could hear
Was my heart exploding
I needed air
It was running out
Black spots in my vision
Sharp pains in my chest

I swam up and broke the stillness
sucked in the pure salty air

I desperately wish I could return
To the schools of brightly coloured fish
and the striking corals
But that was for another day
I had spent too much time
bewitched by the sea

I withdrew to my boat
And watched as the world
crumbled apart like a disaster cake
They should know not to have too much dessert
Or else they’ll become heavy with despair
Greed filling them up
Burdened by their own corruptions
Rotten to the core
But maybe that’s exactly what they want to be
so they can divide and conquer

I had already metamorphosed
into a decent human being
But, some people are like monsters
Contaminated with evil and corruption
Their hearts turn black like charcoal
of the transgressions they commit

I’m disgusted with the drama and dirty politics
The vile decisions people make to get where they want to be

My remedy is the sea
The sea is my escape
My addiction, obsession
without it i would fall apart

Some people are kind and genuine
They have hearts of gold
Their sincere actions reflect their speech
Their speech is like pure honey
It heals wounds and fights radicals

However don’t be fooled
These people have steel cores
If you throw a jab
They won’t be afraid to throw one back

They know their duty in the world
It’s stamped into their minds
To help people
And make the world a better place

What do you want to do with your life?
It’s up to you
Your actions and words can impact thousands of people
Albeit good or bad
That’s your choice
That you will make

I gazed into the magnificent sunset that touched the horizon
Intense hues of pinks, oranges, blues and greens blended together
As if the sky had been an empty canvas waiting to be splashed with colour

Tea in hand
I sipped out my worries
They flew from the prison of my mind
Like birds that had received their freedom

Tomorrow I will venture into the sea again
With hope of finding something new to discover
Because ultimately all that you can do,
After everything has been done,
is Hope.

Author: Zayna

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