Those shimmering tides bring back memories,
Of some past, reminiscent of a bygone era when time stands still,
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,
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,
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,
A promised inheritance to both land and sea.
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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