Dear Sea

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Dear Sea,

Last night I felt like running away

From myself, the social media and the society.

So, I ran and ran until I hit the dead-end.

And that end, fortunately, was you.

I feel it hard for me to breathe,

There’s a heaviness in my chest,

There’s a numbness in my head,

I don’t smile or grin anymore from within,

My tears and fears have never grown thin.


I’ve heard that you have a healing power in you.

That your songs with an unmatchable rhythm

Of crashing waves and singing whales,

Can heal a deafened heart back to life,

That your presence with the intensity

Of your wavy sights and tidal nights,

Can bring a lost smile back to life.

That your symmetrical scenic-serenity

Of the sunrise and sunsets reflecting on you,

Can make the pale-eyes glow back to life.


So, I’m standing here today to ask you -

If I take a dip in you, 

If I dive deep in you, 

If I confide in you, 

Would you save me from me?

Would you cut me off this anxiety?

Yours sincerely,

A salty teenager.

◄ The Three-Fine-Detectives

Love in Flight ►


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Manish Singh Rajput

Wed 20th Sep 2023 10:03

Thanks a lot, John G E. Means a lot to me. 😊

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John Gilbert Ellis

Tue 19th Sep 2023 12:39

Really well constructed poem with a great conclusion and final line. Love it!

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Manish Singh Rajput

Tue 19th Sep 2023 04:17

Thank you for your generous comments, Keith and Hélèna. It means a lot to me.
Kevin, I believe that we all have our own ways of healing ourselves. Thank you for (ap)praising me, it's only going to motivate me more.

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Tue 19th Sep 2023 03:36

Awesome poem, Manish. It swept me away; healing power of the salty sea.

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Kevin Tan

Mon 18th Sep 2023 21:47

Manish, I believe that I myself hold deep inside the wisdom to make the right choices. That gives me peace when I don't have the opportunity to go the sea.

It makes for wonderful art. And sorry for (ap)praising you. That I can't help myself.

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keith jeffries

Mon 18th Sep 2023 16:27

Intriguingly beautiful. As I read this poem I thought of the fact that 70% of the earth's surface is covered by water. What a fantastic resource both in terms of its marine life but also for its spiritual healing.
Well composed and a pleasure to read.
Thank you,

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