I hear the wave from afar
It comes crashing to the shore
I blindly run out to the beach
The wave is now within my reach
The same thrill again
As it was the first time
The same greeting again
As was given in the last sign
But wave does not stay for long
It retreats- and it feels so wrong...
Going back into the vast ocean
Where it came from
I want to dissolve in the wave
I plead- "Stay... That one moment- let me save..."
It looks at me and says- "Need to go now"
"I would be back- I can't say when or where or how"
I run after it- the wave turns back and stops me..
It makes the treacherous sand hold me in the sea...
It says- "You cannot come farther than these footsteps few-
Else, I can promise, that the ocean will claim you"
I say I want to be claimed- for that is better than this thirst
The wave says- "For a fulfilled dream- you would live through pain first"
But wait- my footsteps- they are washed away!
They will not be there- to be seen another day...
I shout after the wave- Where are the footprints that I made?
The wave says- "They are in me now- I took them-
from the place where they were laid"
The wave goes back and the sand slips away
I suddenly feel weightless- and the wave has its say...
"I would be back" is what I hear in my heart
Will it enough for all this time apart...?
On the shore- gazing at the the ocean- day and night I sit...
The wait is long and painful- but every bit worth it.
Over and over I hear it- as the wave solemnly says-
"You will be the ocean I return to- one of these days"
One day is gone today...
One day will come tomorrow...
Labels: Dream, Hope, Poetry, Wait