By Spandana Datta
I lay alone at the seaside cliff,
Staring at the purple sky above
The Pole Star glimmering and glittering
In all its glory
I got up and saw the seashore below
The majestic waves enchanted me,
Like the future which awaited me.
They crashed at the shore so calm
Washing away the stones and pebbles
Like the worries of my unpleasant past.
I smiled an uncanny smile
Remembering life, how it used to be
And thought struck me hard
Was I even comparable to the world so vast?
A tiny human being like me,
And 7 billion others just like me?
I pondered upon my life so joyful,
And how I was distressed,
By obstacles so secondary.
I got up and gathered myself as accustomed
And walked a mile to the beach.
As soon as I reached the shore,
I ran towards the mighty waves.
I looked at the ground, beneath my feet
And saw my footprints in the sand,
Engulfed by froathy water,
Reminding me how nothing in life
Was permanent, permanent enough to bother me so.
As I wet my feet and played some more,
I saw a crab wash onto the shore.
And when I saw him unite with his mates,
He danced a little dance with them
Making me discern to the fact,
That it was best to be like the crab
And learn from it to dance.
Dance and behold the moment now,
Until the waves crash hard again, at the shore
And take with them, you,
To odysseys galore!