The Sea in Watercolors
We walk along the seashore, the sand underneath out feet.
The waves washing around us.
Salt water makes our skin tingle as we giggle,
Watching the sunset.
The sun turns molten red and orange,
Tinting the sky a beautiful shade of pink and blue.
A cotton candy sky-scape.
We hope and pray that our lives stay like this,
A beautiful scene.
But we know it won’t last for long.
The sea has claimed many for her own,
Pulling them down to the depths of her deep,
Swallowing them whole
And leaving us to wander.
The darkness falls quickly once the sun is gone
And we sit in silence, listening to her roar,
Screaming into the night because the world is so cruel.
Wind colder than ice tears through our thin clothing,
Digging into our skin and biting at the very core of our being.
Lost in the darkness we stumble,
Feeling only the coarseness of the sand beneath us
And the pull of the sea at our ankles.
Beams of moonlight reflect off the surface of the sea
Glinting in the sky above.
Stars twinkle in their glassy reflection,
Unbothered by the churning darkness below.
Shooting stars swish by and we foolishly make wishes
-Wishes of a better life, of better days
Wishes of a brighter day and a stronger dream-
But just because someone hears them
Doesn’t mean they’ll come true.
The foam froths on the edges of the waves,
A warning to all that go there
That the sea is a horrible being
And capable of many terrible things.
But we pass on, ignorant and naïve,
Thankful that it’s not us that’s being dragged below,
Into the depths of a lost and forgotten dream.