I sank to swim

I gasped for air as,
I sputtered out the salt,
Paralyzed by fear,
my insides somersault.

As we charted further,
the line that flirted with,
The brown and the blue,
was just a bygone myth.

And I finally jumped,
saline mixed with snot,
Sank deeper and deeper,
just me and my thoughts.

First screaming in silence,
then bathed in the serene,
Saw corals painted pastel,
peek between the green,

A rush of yellow and blue,
skirted by my fingers,
A shoal of blue tangs,
followed swift a stinger.

a steady gush of air
escaped from my lips,
a pin drop was louder,
my whole world eclipsed.

I had never known peace,
until that fateful day,
Alone; never less lonely,
with a spry school of cray

and now,
When I can’t breathe,
I turn to that sunny day,
Just me and my thoughts,
many miles from the bay.

That's all I ever needed,
to keep me ever afloat,
to picture the moment,
I jumped off the boat.

One of the most brilliant and challenging experiences of my life was when I went Deep Sea Diving.

In the beginning I had butterflies, but I came out feeling recharged and elated. The sea is calm, beautiful, expansive and so powerful. It is filled with mystery and wonder and is truly one of the most riveting entities in the world. This was one of the most memorable things I have ever done, and putting it on paper was not easy! So I did, what I love to do the most with difficult emotions and wrote a short poem

Would love to hear your views! Have an amazing day 🙂

32 Comments Add yours

  1. Your experience has beautifully turned to a transparent poem. Great work Shruti. 🥰🥰

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    1. Shruti says:

      Thank you so much🥰 means a lot

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  2. Aarushi says:

    Saline mixed with snot is one of my favourite lines of all time now. This is so well put Shruti, I want to go deep sea diving too after things get back up again🧜

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    1. Shruti says:

      Thank you Aarushi! Haha it’s amazing experience, definitely go for it!

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  3. Phil Wayne says:

    Not so short actually! Thanks for sharing your experience 😉

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  4. How can one turn a wonderful experience to a beautiful poem!?
    I loved this piece!❤️

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    1. Shruti says:

      Wow thank you so much 🥰 I’m so glad you liked it

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    1. Shruti says:

      Thanks Era♥️

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      1. Era says:

        pleasure 💛

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  5. Very beautiful poem, … my whole world is eclipsed… impressive!

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    1. Shruti says:

      Thank you Kamal!

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  6. Karthigeyan says:

    I can completely relate to your poem, for I had done snorkeling about a year before. Surprisingly, I lasted the longest amongst my friends despite having fear of deep sea. Now, as I look back, I would want to divulge back into the sea to look at such beautiful hydrophilic wonders. 🙂 Thank you.

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    1. Shruti says:

      Isn’t it such a lovely experience that makes you feel so alive! Go for deep sea diving as well, it’s an elevated version of snorkeling!

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      1. Karthigeyan says:

        Yes it is. Perhaps I’m overthinking, but sometimes I struck with a dilemma that some expanse of nature wants to remain undisturbed, and my presence is an intrusion. I took years to conquer my fear of heights through treks, next would be to conquer this fear. Thank you 🙂

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  7. Nawazish says:

    Wow!❤❤ Indeed beautiful poem of a amazing experience

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    1. Shruti says:

      Thank you so much ♥️

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  8. Nathi says:

    Wow Shruti!! You’ve beautifully penned down your experience. And it certainly makes me wanna try deep sea diving too….even though aquatic animals makes my skin crawl.

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    1. Shruti says:

      Thank you so much Nathi! If you haven’t tried it, I’d 100% recommend, one of the best experiences of my life!

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      1. Nathi says:

        My pleasure 😇 and I think I’ve to work on my fears!

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  9. Susan says:

    Your second stanza…so soothing to read…

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    1. Shruti says:

      Thank you so much Susan!

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  10. I had a similar experience when I first went deep sea diving. You description is so vivid and accurate, wow! Underwater is a whole new world. ✨

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    1. Shruti says:

      Thank you so much Rishika ♥️

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  11. thanks for allowing me to share your experience. I have witnessed you be amazing and then capture it with a poem that delivered

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  12. Olivia Ava says:

    Nicely written💙. Thanks

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    1. Shruti says:

      Thank you so much🌻

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  13. Beautiful indeed❤

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