Those Shimmering Tides by Shobana Gomes

The sun rays sparkling upon gentle tides and the shore
Image Source: Snappa

Those shimmering tides bring back memories,

Of some past, reminiscent of a bygone era when time stands still,

An everlasting.

I have stepped on pebbles small and large,

Tread on sun-dried leaves,

Sidestepped tracks that sea-crabs built,

Walked soundless on a cradled beach,

Barefoot – silkiness adorning my tender feet.

Those shimmering tides, though exultant, hide sad truths,

Beneath its seabed lie stories, buried forever,

Beyond a billion years,

As fortresses.

Are not the bones of our forefathers buried there?

Haven’t sunk ships disappeared into the depths of its sunken floor?

Weren’t men devoured by sea monsters caught in its lair?

Where the hidden treasures of a past world lie, lost.

The pursuit for mortals that dive deep,

Searching, exploring,

Some surface while some never resurface,

They lie next to the treasures, dead.

Those shimmering tides manifest a lover’s oath,

They tease and torment the sea clandestinely,

Of a careless spirit does it resemble,

Washing ashore sometimes in gentle waves,

Ever, enticing lovers to walk into its shiny veneer,

Timeless in its waves as in its shimmer,

Deified forever,

A promised inheritance to both land and sea.

-Shobana Gomes

Shobana Gomes is a poet and writer. Her novels, children’s stories, and poems are published on Amazon. Her recent venture, Shobana’s Book Station, a free and discounted E-book blog, showcases an E-book library of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry books written by her over the years. To cater to enthusiastic readers, most of her books are low-priced and affordable. The blog also showcases free eBooks written by prolific writers. When not writing, Shobana creates beautiful memorabilia for special occasions. She is married and currently resides in Malaysia.

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14 Comments Add yours

  1. Jeff Flesch says:

    Beautifully crafted, and delivered, Shobana. The imagery you create is stunning; and the feelings deep. Just lovely.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. A beautiful rendering of time-space continuum and of what it meant to be human.
    Well done, Shobana !

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Hi Patricia, Thank you for your lovely comment. It makes me happy to know that you liked it. The tides do hide treasures of wisdom.


      1. My pleasure, Shobana 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

  3. Terveen Gill says:

    Congratulations Shobana!
    Your poem makes the mind and heart wander along the shores of time.
    Vivid images spring before the eyes.
    A beautiful rendition of all humanity.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Thank you, Terveen. So happy to be part of your 1st edition. Yet again, I wish you and your team the very best.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Welcome, Shobana Gomes to and MasticadoresIndia. it is a pleasure to have you in our community. greetings Juan

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  6. One day we will create Masticadores Malaysia haha greetings Juan

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    1. Thank you so much, Juan. It is wonderful to be warmly welcomed here. It is a remarkable venture that you have created bringing diverse voices together. Best wishes throughout, shobana

      Liked by 1 person

  7. Jeff Flesch says:

    A beautiful piece, Shobana.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. jonicaggiano says:

    This paints such a lovely canvas and the mysteries of the sea so gorgeously.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Nicely done from start to finish. Bravo.

    Liked by 1 person

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