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The Ocean

Always feel caged that can't escape from

Until you are in the ocean of open water

Waves are the way to the feet to walk on

The sky is so far away you cannot see the end

Freedom grows wings

The land is gone - with it the hustle and bustle of concrete jungles and sweats of the long days

The ocean gave birth to the first life

Returning to the ocean seems to have found my original self

The sun gently exploded in the face

The Creator looked so close to me

I could hear the wind as He walked by and saw the traces of His presence

Only patches of blue, white and golden

Such a simple yet borderless world is so innocent

At this moment I forgot the body I was in yesterday

Before going back to it tomorrow

Today I am another species of life

No need to be a human, not a fish, not a seabird either

But I have wings, eyes and a singing heart

Can travel through the water

Can catch the white clouds in the sky

and enjoy time with Venus
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Written on October 11, 2021

Submitted by Samhain on October 11, 2021

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Sam Hain

A lawyer in New York City, an armature writing enthusiast. more…

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  • Dougla$Irishman
    The old masters of poets years ago wrote from 16 to 24 lines at the most. Like Kilmer, Frost or Tennyson !Any thoughts here ?
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    New perspectives are always enlightening.
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