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Bouncy, frothy, my waves on beach,

Soak the sand, so far I reach.

You think my truant waves, violate, disobey?

A lie you believe, a mistake, I say,

I spill on land, to share a part of me,

Bringing forth for you, pearls of wisdom, free.

Turbulent I rise, my waters swell up high,

Engulfing, I swallow all that, in my way lies,

You think, I surge, with anger I crash?

A lie you construe, believe it a mishap,

I bloat up high, my boundaries I cross,

Inundate with silt, I cover your loss.

Evaporate, vanish I dissolve in air,

You see me dehydrate, escape nowhere,

You think, I disappear, to deny you rights?

A lie you manifest, as I go out of sight.

I vaporise, dissolve myself in thin air,

To drench you soon, by gift of rain so fair.

I close my eyes, when problems arise,

You see me cut off, as trouble surmise,

You think I surrender, withdraw in fear?

A lie you presume, as I quietly bear.

Meditate, introspect, I ย ruminate on things,

Peace I beget, that only prayers can bring.

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  1. Beautiful, profound thoughts. Language and expressions are top-notch. Pardon me but could you help me understand the meaning of these lines?

    //I close my eyes, when problems arise,

    You see me cut off, as trouble surmise,

    You think I surrender, withdraw in fear?

    A lie you presume, as I quietly bear.

    Meditate, introspect, I ruminate on things,

    Peace I beget, that only prayers can bring.//

    • Thank you mam for reading my thoughts and appreciating them.

      In the last stanza, I have expressed the mis conception or mis- belief that people hold about prayers and silently surrendering to the supreme power.
      They often think if u quietly surrender to fate and sit in silence it is your fear which makes u do that.

      In truth when we surrender and meditate in front of divine, it is a tool to connect with ourselves and emerge with strength to bear the problems in a calm, composed demeanour. As connecting with our inner self in prayers, begets peace .

      Just like the many misconceptions we hold abt the sea, river and rain , this is one more mis- belief we hold onto.

      Thank you for the interest in my words. I appreciate your love.

      • Thanks for explaining it so beautifully. Actually, I had understood the meaning but I was a bit doubtful about the speaker in these lines. Sea, river and rain were quite clear but (probably it’s just me who feels it that way) I felt a sudden shift in POV in the last stanza. It doesn’t seem to connect with the first part very well.
        Am sorry if I am overstepping my right as a reader but I hope you would take it as an attempt to help a wonderful poet that you are, see a different view. Please ignore my comment if you don’t agree with me.

  2. Thank you mam for replying and bringing out your concern. It indeed helps me a lot. Honestly the same thing had been nagging me too, but then I thought that as a poet I could be musing on nature finding close connections with my thoughts and then finally connecting it to my inner self and matter that concerns me directly.

    Though the voice through the poem is only mine but yes in first three stanza I wrote abt rain, sea and river and then in last abt my inner journey and process. The shift is indeed abrupt and should be handled much smoother . Your comments always stick with me and help me so much . Thank u Mam.

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