The ocean stripped me clean
At first it began to drown me, Then it began to save me Healing, Restored every inch of me with saline Gently, Then all at once Eyes burning, Only to see clearer Soul discerning, Only to mount higher To places I’ve never been Resurfaced, To the shore After a lasting journey of self-love, Kissing the sea goodbye For all it has taught me, Ever since.
/riːˈsəːfɪs/ arise or become evident again.
She lays still,
Bears her voice in a hefty faint Ruled by his range On a night that sees no end. She has dreams concealed deep within her ribs, A voice that screams louder than liberty Shed inside from all his envies On a day that sees no light. She’s made of laughter and greatness With warmth and care to offer In a world, so unfortunate That has only hatred to give. She strides faster than flames When the darkness sets in To evade rustled threats By men, Who’ve been birthed by women.
When teardrops fall down your cheek,
Into a million pieces your heart breaks. The oceans start a war, for you The clouds come through, with you Yet, you almost never recognize The universe mourning your loss, by you While you're swamped up in your own despair Thinking you're all alone.
/ˈjuːnɪvəːs/ ‘combined into one, whole’
By your constant grip Onto me your darkness dips Making me carry your guilt 'You're always enough' Yet your eyes never fail to seek You keep taking What I'm never able to give You call it 'love' when you ruin me I call it 'addiction' When I'm not able to run When pain is, everyday relived Just for the sake of 'us'
/ˈtɒksɪk/ poisonous or harmful
The universe in your mind lets you stray faraway.
Fragments, Whisper 'breakaway' When the wars in our hearts Has finally come to rest, you'll know There is healing in every withdrawal.
/ɑːftəmɑːθ/ the consequences or after-effects of a significant unpleasant event.
Bare feet across the sheer water,
A soft breeze gushes by. Eyes shut tight, my mind passes Through a tabloid of emotions. I clasp unwary sand From depths of the shore. My hand seemed to reach out For a moment of a dream, Within this reality.
/juːˈtəʊpɪən/ modelled on or aiming for a state in which everything is perfect; idealistic.
Where tears fall into the ocean of despair,
Of known laughter, a blur. The moon lit up like an emerald Into the arms of darkness. Where silence preaches In a mind too loud And yet nothing is heard. Where the water flickers through In a filth of loneliness, An ounce of ache is not to be traced. Where the sun rises Like a burning blaze departed from the raging clouds And yet, not even light could return the stolen, From the fringes of a long-ago dream.
/blɪs/ a state of spiritual joy
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