He stared down into the dark, twisting waves, as if a voice spoke to him from the watery depths below.
It seemed to pull him in and pool in him. It swam circles in his curiosity.
The Sun stabbed at the waves, washing rainbows over glimmering abalone. Translucent bubbles danced in its light. Fishbones lay quietly on the ocean floor, forgotten. Starfish whispered to him, tales of how they had lost their arms to the creatures that walk in the sun.
Urchins complained about the oil pooling in their waters. Sharks gave him the silent treatment. And despite the fact that he too had legs and walked in the sunlight,
he knew he was not made for the sun, but for the sea. And the waves whispered his name with salt and foam.
This poem was written in 2016. "Sea" was published in Rose State College's Pegasus 2016.
In your eyes I see it You smile at the world but deep inside, I see the sadness and hurt that within you resides.
I see your soul and the truth in your eyes. You want to give up and I know you struggle so much.
You feel hopeless at times and can't see for yourself, that your life is worth so much more than what you see in your mind. You're so beautiful you just don't see it or believe it but don't you realise that no one is perfect? Your flaws, your thoughts and everything else in between is what makes you so perfect in my eyes.
You smile at the world with the pain in your eyes but I know deep down inside there's a part of you that wants to keep fighting, to feel alive.
You don't have to say a word, I feel it when you're around, I know you want happiness and some sunshine in your life, to make the darkest clouds disappear and make you feel like there's hope but you see there's no rainbows without storms.
I can't promise you the world, but all that I know is that I'll always be with you no matter how far we go. There's no giving up on you I swear it, it's true cause in your eyes I see a soul that is pure.
You are my rainbow connection My red, my blue My yellow, all of the hues Now I’ve fallen under your spell Hear the stories they will soon tell Of the rainbow far up in the sky A cloud that will never run dry