My Ocean

There is an ocean inside me,
so calm and cool
with serene sound
and tranquil turquoise water
that tries to flow smoothly,
but it has its history, own secrets,
myriad emotions and feelings
that get further polluted
with some pellets and briquettes
some logs and rotten leaves
where some seeds of hatred
get sown on their own
or thrown intentionally,
my salinity starts turning
acidic and toxic
causing unnecessary undulations
giving rise to waves
and periodic tides too
that keep coming to the shore
with the forces and stamina
that these can muster,
and some oysters
even before giving pearls of love
get dissolved
in the heat of waves
between crests and troughs,
and some people oblivious
to the likely pain and the desire
start trying navigation
and exploration on choppy waters…

but my ocean also doesn’t like
to keep anything with it,
by expressing gratitude
to all the well-wishers,
forgiving critics and wrong-doers,
and throwing the garbage out,
before going to bed every night,
it ensures to keep itself
pure and turbulence free…


and I find comfort
in the lulling rhythm of my ocean…


–Kaushal Kishore

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54 Comments

  1. When I look at your photo, KK, I see calm. I see peaceful and happy. We all have other sides, dimensions, like the layers of an onion being peeled back one at a time. This piece, to me, is a very personal and profound piece and it’s depth of beauty is ineffable. Superb writing, KK. 🌟

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  2. Thank you, Kaushal, for the philosophical vision of how to live a good life and sleep well when one’s consciousness is clear.
    Thank you for the beautiful presentation; as an Aquarian, the vast expanses of water make me happy.

    Joanna

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  3. Beautiful words! I haven’t been able to get these words out of my mind all morning. Having never seen the ocean, I’m sure I’m missing some of the ‘feel’ to the piece, but this imagery keeps drawing me back, “some logs and rotten leaves where some seeds of hatred get sown on their own or thrown intentionally, my salinity starts turning acidic and toxic”. Thank you so much for sharing your gift!

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    1. I’m overwhelmed with your kind words and support, Dawn! It’s my pleasure to share what little I know. Thank you so much! I hope one day you will also sit and relax on a beach to feel the ocean in yourself.

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