Wednesday, December 2

The Sea Is

COLEEN SHANE O. QUIAMBAO/ The Flame

Calm.

 

the sea is never

treacherous.

it is

without a doubt,

a treasure to behold.

its secrets are not

for all to see.

it lies beyond the sunlight’s touch, with the truth not 

appearing as something atrocious.

the crystalline horizon would never be

a sight one should miss.

the way the water gleams as it roars is truly

a magnificent view.

how its waves come to crash on the shore is never

violent.

it is absolutely

tranquil.

peaceful.

serene.

never would it be

drowning you in its incumbent lies,

luring you in so it can begin

deceiving you,

with a beckoning tone

like that of an enchanting siren.

its presence is

as devilishly captivating as you’d believe.

it uses its hypnotic voice to be

the epitome of riveting beauty.

it is not

dangerous.

violent.

clamorous.

the waters are naturally

generous enough to share what it has.

it is not 

like a wallowing mermaid,

for it is 

giving

more than it is

taking

because the true nature of the sea is

kind.

never would it be perceived as

abhorrently selfish.

it is always

gentle.

the sea is never

 

Chaotic. F ABIGAIL M. ADRIATICO

 

Editor’s Note: This piece is written as a reverse poetry.

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