The Waves

I was skinny dipping by the beach,
Building sandcastles, collecting shells,
Making crowns out of seaweed,
Watching the paper boats sail.

The deep blue called me in,
The serenity, tempting me,
Step by step, I walked in,
Until the waves swallowed me.

I woke up in the middle of an ocean,
Gasping for breath, rapidly sinking,
Cursing my stupid decision,
Wracking my mind for a solution.

I had to find my way back,
Safe and sound to the land,
Even if it means learning to swim,
In the middle of an ocean.

Featured image by: Emiliano Arano from Pexels

81 thoughts on “The Waves

  1. Brad Osborne says:

    This flows beautifully like the ocean waves you describe. The imagery is lovely and the story tragically beautiful and haunting. I think grammatically, Ben may have a point about the use of the word “wreaking”, but I saw it more poetically as a purposeful word play to insinuate the idea that thinking of a solution was “wreaking” havoc in your mind. Either word does not make any difference it how well this is written. Well done!

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    1. Shreya Joshi says:

      Thank you so much, Brad!! I’m so glad you like it. πŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ’—πŸ’—β™₯️β™₯️β™₯️πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ₯°About wreaking and wracking, I actually didn’t ponder upon it for long. I just wrote what came to my mind. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ€ͺ

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      1. Gentleman Dave says:

        I’m thankfully doing much better! Thank you for asking! ❀❀😘😘😘😘 Just not yet ready to go skinny dipping yet, haha.. but I miss swimming. I will get back in the water next week, I hope. Do you like to swim, Shreya?

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    1. Shreya Joshi says:

      πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ₯° I don’t know what to say…. You always overload me with praises. πŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’– How have you been? How’s everything going? β™₯️β™₯️β™₯️


    1. Shreya Joshi says:

      Thank you so much, Cindy. So glad you like it. I used the embed option on WP to link it to Insta. You have to click on blocks, then click on more options, then you’ll find it. πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–

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