Ocean's Breath Of Despair
Jae Min Park, Grade 12, James Ruse Agricultural High School
In the violent winds, past dark stains of blood can be tasted,
yet my wicked laugh was to them, only a stronger tide.
Even now my presence frightens all creatures to hide,
then how come the memories I engraved on men are long erased?
A child rushes to her mum and cries,
‘the sea doesn’t like me, it’s not fair!’
While the valiant ones wonder after the withdrawing waves,
lured them, I did, into the breath of despair.
The ocean exhales his destructive breath,
a deafening silence, the land trembles in fear.
The low grumble announce their sentence of death,
as all that stand in my Kraken’s* path disappear.
Now three years hence, as I listened to the children’s laughter,
I heard a small boy describe me as a mere statistic of 9.3!
I roused up in anger, ready again to unleash my power- but then,
he began to weep. Grudgingly, I subdued it into a weak tremor.
Note- * Kraken – A legendary sea monster.