The Waves

I was skinny dipping by the beach,
Building sandcastles, collecting shells,
Making crowns out of seaweed,
Watching the paper boats sail.

The deep blue called me in,
The serenity, tempting me,
Step by step, I walked in,
Until the waves swallowed me.

I woke up in the middle of an ocean,
Gasping for breath, rapidly sinking,
Cursing my stupid decision,
Wracking my mind for a solution.

I had to find my way back,
Safe and sound to the land,
Even if it means learning to swim,
In the middle of an ocean.

Featured image by: Emiliano Arano from Pexels

81 Comments Add yours

  1. Harsh says:

    So you made that ocean from tears! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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    1. Shreya Joshi says:

      Yeahh… You’re invited! 😍😍😍

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      1. Harsh says:

        Send me the address. πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜

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      2. Shreya Joshi says:

        Somewhere in the imagination! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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      3. Harsh says:

        Okay. Next time you go there, you will find me. πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜‚

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      4. Shreya Joshi says:

        Sure!! πŸ€—πŸ€—

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  2. Beautiful NoW inDeeD
    Becoming Beach Free
    Ocean Safe on Land
    What WaLKinG On
    Water Really
    Means
    Balance
    Sky And
    Ground
    Ocean
    Whole
    Water 🌊
    Wave Free🏝

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    1. Shreya Joshi says:

      Thank you sooooo much!!! And it’s beautiful! πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–

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      1. SMiLes i Had
        No Choice But
        To Sing Your
        Beautiful
        Poem
        So
        Very
        Inspiring
        My Soul
        Dancing iNDeedπŸ™ŒπŸ˜Š

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      2. Shreya Joshi says:

        πŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ₯° Thank you so much!! β™₯️β™₯️β™₯️β™₯️

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      3. Pleasure
        With
        SMiLes
        πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸŽΆπŸ™Œ

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      4. Shreya Joshi says:

        Lots and lots of hugs!! πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—

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      5. SMiLes
        Thank You
        For Your
        Kindness
        Same HereπŸ™ŒπŸ€—

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      6. Shreya Joshi says:

        πŸ€—πŸ€—β™₯️β™₯️

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  3. this is so beautiful.

    is it possible that instead of “wreaking”, which means: cause (a large amount of damage or harm).

    you intended to write “racking” or (the alternative spelling) “wracking”?

    see here: https://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/racking+my+brain. I hope this helps, and please forgive me if I’m wrong.

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    1. Shreya Joshi says:

      Thank you so much for your appreciation. And thank you again for pointing out. You’re not wrong. πŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆ

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  4. Swim, drown or, you could’ve learn to fly… πŸ˜‰ Nicely written.

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    1. Shreya Joshi says:

      I wish I could have grown some gills though… πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Thank you so much! β™₯️β™₯️β™₯️

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      1. Shreya Joshi says:

        πŸ˜‚πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ’–

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  5. Brad Osborne says:

    This flows beautifully like the ocean waves you describe. The imagery is lovely and the story tragically beautiful and haunting. I think grammatically, Ben may have a point about the use of the word “wreaking”, but I saw it more poetically as a purposeful word play to insinuate the idea that thinking of a solution was “wreaking” havoc in your mind. Either word does not make any difference it how well this is written. Well done!

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    1. Shreya Joshi says:

      Thank you so much, Brad!! I’m so glad you like it. πŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ’—πŸ’—β™₯️β™₯️β™₯️πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ₯°About wreaking and wracking, I actually didn’t ponder upon it for long. I just wrote what came to my mind. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ€ͺ

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      1. Brad Osborne says:

        In that case, the word you chose was perfect!

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      2. Shreya Joshi says:

        πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–

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  6. Sukanya says:

    Beautiful ❀️

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    1. Shreya Joshi says:

      Thank you so much, Sukanya! πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—β™₯️β™₯️β™₯️

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      1. Sukanya says:

        My pleasure ❣️

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      2. Shreya Joshi says:

        πŸ€—πŸ€—β™₯️β™₯️

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  7. Wonderful post Shreya. This would be a swim of hope.

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    1. Shreya Joshi says:

      Thank you so much, dear! πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’— So glad you like it. πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ₯° Swim of hope, it is!! πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ€—πŸ€—

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  8. You had me at skinny dipping by the beach. 😍😍 Outstanding poem, Shreya, on many levels!

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    1. Shreya Joshi says:

      Haha… I knew it!! πŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆ Thank you so much, Dave!! πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜β™₯️β™₯️β™₯️ How are you?? πŸ’–

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      1. I’m thankfully doing much better! Thank you for asking! ❀❀😘😘😘😘 Just not yet ready to go skinny dipping yet, haha.. but I miss swimming. I will get back in the water next week, I hope. Do you like to swim, Shreya?

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      2. Shreya Joshi says:

        Haha … I’m glad you’re doing better and almost ready for a dip. I like to swim, but I don’t swim really well. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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      3. That’s okay. Skinny dipping doesn’t need much skill. It’s very freeing, but we’d have to be very careful trying it in public. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜

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      4. Shreya Joshi says:

        Haha… True! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‹πŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆβ™₯️

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  9. Era says:

    Amazing 🀩

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    1. Shreya Joshi says:

      Thank you so much, Era! πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–

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      1. Era says:

        pleasure πŸ’™πŸ€—

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      2. Shreya Joshi says:

        πŸ’–πŸ’–

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  10. Anything is possible when the creator is Shreya.
    Girl you nail it Everytime. Like howπŸ€”
    It’s stunning I must say!
    Absolutely beautiful!

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    1. Shreya Joshi says:

      πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ₯° I don’t know what to say…. You always overload me with praises. πŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’– How have you been? How’s everything going? β™₯️β™₯️β™₯️

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      1. I am doing good. Thank you.
        Everything else is fine as well.
        You tell me how about you?

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      2. Shreya Joshi says:

        I’m okaish… Kinda planning to catch up on your blog… Have been so busy with stuff. Miss you. β™₯️β™₯️β™₯οΈπŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—

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      3. I miss you there as well.
        But I know you are really occupied with your work and stuff.
        So I just get happy wherever I see you there.
        Also I know you care and are there always πŸ€—

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      4. Shreya Joshi says:

        I’m really trying to be super regular πŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆ

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      5. That is somewhere seen. Don’t worry.
        We will wait to see you there.

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      6. Shreya Joshi says:

        πŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—β™₯️β™₯️β™₯️

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  11. This was so beautiful Shreya and glad you made it back safe. Tell me, How did you connect it to your instagram? Great Idea.. ❀️ Cindy

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    1. Shreya Joshi says:

      Thank you so much, Cindy. So glad you like it. I used the embed option on WP to link it to Insta. You have to click on blocks, then click on more options, then you’ll find it. πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–

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      1. YOu are so welcome Shreya, so beautiful!!! Thanks for that as well!!! β€οΈπŸ™πŸ™

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      2. Shreya Joshi says:

        πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—β™₯️β™₯️β™₯οΈπŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–

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      3. ❀️❀️❀️❀️❀️

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  12. itsmehannah says:

    So beautiful πŸ’–

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    1. Shreya Joshi says:

      Thank you, Hannah! πŸ€—πŸ€—β™₯️β™₯️

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  13. Wonderful poem.

    That last line packed quite the surprise.

    And was hilariously funny as well. πŸ˜‚πŸ€£

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    1. Shreya Joshi says:

      Thank you so much, dear! So glad you like it. πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–β™₯️β™₯️β™₯️

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  14. Carol anne says:

    awesome! Love it! Your writing is fab! ❀

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    1. Shreya Joshi says:

      Thank you so much, Carol!! So glad you like it. πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–

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  15. This was so beautiful 😍 ❀️

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    1. Shreya Joshi says:

      Thank you so much, Ashna! πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–

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  16. Chetna says:

    This post matches with your blog name.. yk.πŸ˜…
    Learning to swim amidst the ocean is wild, crazy and scaryyy!!🀐😜

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    1. Shreya Joshi says:

      Haha… Yeahh!! But I nearly drowned and I couldn’t swim cause the waves were too strong… I had to be rescued… (Few years ago) πŸ˜‚

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  17. Chetna says:

    Your practice will make you learn ..I guess.😝
    But be careful..we need you here!

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    1. Shreya Joshi says:

      Awww… πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—β™₯️β™₯️β™₯️β™₯️β™₯️😘😘😘😘

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  18. Chetna says:

    Shreyaaa!!πŸ˜‚
    You and your emojis! You have me for both, man.🀐

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    1. Shreya Joshi says:

      πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜

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  19. Nawazish says:

    This is so beautiful! Loved it

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Shreya Joshi says:

      Thank you so much! β™₯️β™₯️β™₯️

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    1. Shreya Joshi says:

      Thank you, Haroon! πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’– How have you been?

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Haroon Mirza says:

        I am fine trying to rediscover my touch

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      2. Shreya Joshi says:

        Ohhh… Take care. How’s everything going on? I’ve been out of blog for a while. πŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆ Gotta give yours a read. ❀️❀️❀️

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      3. Haroon Mirza says:

        I am fine what about you?

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      4. Haroon Mirza says:

        I look forward to read your poems

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      5. Shreya Joshi says:

        πŸ€—πŸ€—

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