Breathless I wait but yet not stray,

All thats caught my breath is grey

Mist on the waters flicker in my eyes

A shape, a size that cannot disguise!

Can’t figure why my mind is so set,

Dazed as the dastardly waves make a wreak

Salty waters strike my lips

Muddy debris cling to my nasal tips.

Smelling an uncanny saline scent,

As Waters again make an ascent.

Hearing a million sounds in the midst

Silent struggles are the ones eclipsed.

My hand feels an unusual wisp of wind,

Hair on ends and the air feels thinned.

Situation around leaves the head in a spin,

Thoughts in the head now leave an expression.

In denial, I would have to close my eyes,

As sand stayed on the lashes of the eyes!

Struggling to keep them closed,

Part of my face is already enclosed.

Giant waves give me a little courage,

Reminds me the strength of nature’s passage.

I stay strong as the hard waters lash.

Quickly they peak but also crash.

We see it reach the bay with patience,

Waiting and hoping, in long penitence!

After a shake of all that comprises sense...

It leaves us all with nothing more than resilience!

Ripples in the sea continuously circulate

Like the fingers on a summoning hand undulate.

Light flung into the depth of the waves,

Prance like shadows inside caves!

Water’s mysteries blurred in with wonder

Bodies now covered seemingly surrender.

But that which lurks deep within,

Unexplained, lie silent in a din!

An unfamiliar visitor stirs up all our lives

Hits us again before we heave a sigh!

The power of nature as it strikes

With no warnings, the waves spike.

Fear soaked, hard to forget

This hasn’t been the first threat.

cloaked are many suffering,

But massive numbers unaccountably missing!

Drenched to a pulp people seek refuge,

For even a mere droplet is a deluge.

Everything dampened lies immersed

Inundated but none to quench the thirst.

As we stay in, shielded by our homes

From an enemy unseen and unfathomed,

Everywhere an uncertainty of an end,

Staying away, the only thing we can comprehend!

Maybe it’s a time to deeply reflect,

Conjure up that inner intellect.

What’ve we done to slow the world down?

Some take it with a laugh, some with a frown...

With many levels of isolation, some of us alone

Some of us with sickness to atone,

With the multitudes, in a fight with no weapons,

Waiting for a blessing from the heavens.

Some of us close to the family,

Embrace the situation with humility.

Togetherness never felt so close,

In the familial support, they find repose!

Some of us find solitude in a lockdown,

But some feel more like a breakdown.

So much has changed to what they revere

It’s the helplessness that drives fear.

Some have fear for their way of life,

Hunger seems to hit hard their plight,

How can they support a loved one,

When there is literally no work to be done.

Some in throngs of service and care,

Give the suffering treatment beyond compare,

What might be the plight of this sacrifice?

Is they neglect their own health and lives.

Some stay calm but others lash out,

Humanity suffers and yet speaks out!

Nature’s test to see how much we’ve evolved,

Are we to applaud or be appalled!