The perfume of the ocean
grasps in the air.
The haze on my face
leaves a salty flavor in my mouth.
The breeze ruffles with my hair,
The waves clash on the shore
a calming, placid lullaby
of life’s eternal vanish and flow.
I listen spellbound by this ancient song,
healing the soul with its archaic melody.
The friendliness of the day
I watch the beam descent from the sky
from golden orange
to carmine pink
and finally making its way to healing scarlet.
The last rays stretch across the ocean
to caress my heart
and restore my happiness.
I am new, strengthened
able to face another life.
Meenu Ravi wrote this poem at 13 years old. Meenu lives in Boston, Massachusetts, and likes gymnastics and art.
Artwork by Merrell Hatton, created when she was 16 years old. She is from Phoenix, Arizona.