Rock by The Sea
- Binu Sebastian
I am like a rock by the side of an angry sea
Battered by vengeful waves
Hitting me hard one after another
With no respite in site.
The unending waves of this pandemic
Joined by waves of injustice and inequality
I can only see the tunnel, not the light
Only the cloud hovering over me.
Uncertainties all around
Like a multitude of waves
I fear one wave will take me down
To the bottom of the sea.
But despite the fear and angst
I see the Light within me
The Light that held me for years
The Light that held the billions of lives
The Light lit for eternity
The Light that never dimmed
The Light that never failed
The Light that led me through many turbulence
With this Light on my side I say to the waves
Hit me hard to the fullest
But rejoice not in your fury
Bruised, dented and fatigued
I will stand tall with the Light
The waves will recede
And rays of sun will embrace me again
My beauty, majesty and exuberance
Will shine like an old man’s smile!