I sat by the sea and feel the howling breeze
Then a fish approached me and asked
"Do you see that horizon,
Where the ocean and the sky met?"
I nod while looking at the rippling current
I then hear the fish sigh, bubble floating upwards
Looking at me, those crystal clear eyes
Reflect the feeling of disgust
Deep within is a lingering trace of sympathy
Then it said in a low apathetic tone, like being wronged
"How naive of you, to think that they've met,
What lies in what you see sometimes told lies.
It is like painting black canvas with black paint
Or like the blind leading the other blind ahead.
I see people everyday, face full of smiles
But behind that smiles are crushing boulder of sadness
I pity you humans, for your faces aren't mask
So why bother and try hard to hide the real ones.
I sometimes met those who drown on their own sorrows
Like a feeling that life is just another story in this world
But life isn't a story you must end on your own
Because I always hear whispers that life must go on
And that's the saddest part for me.
Life is but a world of stubborn illusion
What you want to seek
Is the hardest one to find
You cant see the essence as it has always been neglected.
To find what you seek is to go near the water
And look at it, then you will see what you are seeking for
You are made to be you, so be the you
Not what others want to be the you.
Now that I've talk too much for the sunsets glowing
But sunsets aren't the end, it sometimes tell
A new day to begin, and a beautiful day to end."
I then look at the fish as it swam away
Feeling how wonderful a little creature teaches
About life, maybe, people just forget
That they are created alongside other creature.
© 2020 DawnToDusk
DawnToDusk (author) from Philippines on September 02, 2020:
Thank you Amy for stopping by and also for the appreciation.
Amy on September 01, 2020:
Great poetry. Looking forward to reading more from you.
DawnToDusk (author) from Philippines on August 31, 2020:
Thank you sir.
Prithviraj Shirole from India on August 31, 2020:
Very creative and heart touching poem.