January 17, 2012

THE MYSTERY OF THE SEA c.1999


THE MYSTERY OF THE SEA c.1999 

The Mystery of The Sea

We are like the sea that stood against time, 
In order to bear the wailing sirens of those marching storms 
Bending and moving forward, 
Backward and forward again. 


Into the depth of midnight, 
The cries we cradle with a crackling lullaby 
Steadfastly in silence, in fear, 
To harbor the promise of a glorious dawn, 
A glorious morning. 


We are like the sea that carries the remains of a thousand rivers, 
Orphaned and without direction as they surged upon the boulders 
And navigating the tumultuous pathways 
That leads towards salvation. 


We succumb at times to the flames 
Like spirits rising towards the mighty heavens 
To overwhelm the skies into a gentle dimness 
That will give birth to a surging rainstorm 
That fills the hunger of the earth below. 


We are like the sea that lies unbending, 
Unmoved and unchanged, 
A hundred rains after and 
A hundred storms past. 

Tuba