Watching the sea waves at sunset,
My heart is filled with a deep sorrow,
For a love that was never to be,
My soul filled with tears, unshed,
My heart though sorrowful,
Still swells at the thought of you.
Though my mind seeketh earnestly to forget you’
‘t only maketh me love you more,
Though I pray that time healeth,
This tormented heart of mine,
I know only too well,
That some moments shall remain,
Forever recaptured in my mind.
Just as the sun sets over the mountains,
So did it set over our love,
With the bright orange rays gone,
All that remains is darkness! Nothingness!
Hollowness, in a place so filled before,
They say that love withstands even the strongest waves,
For its strength surpasses all other strengths,
Our love, though real, succumbed to the strong waves,
And was swept away by the tides of time,
Now I must pick up the broken pieces of me,
I must repair the broken wings,
And allow the winds of change to blow through ‘em,
Never again will I let fate play such a cruel joke on me,
No not ever again.
In the middle of the forest he stood.
On the wide open green field,
Tall and outstanding,
The only grey amongst the green
Different, and definitely wise,
Because of his agelessness,
Decades came and passed,
Trees and other plants sprout and died;
Because of too much rain,
Or was it wind? Sunshine?
Unmoved by the changing universe,
Unscathed by the seasonal changes,
Watching in awe,
But peaceful in his soul
For on him had sat travelers
To revitalize their strength,
On him Heroes had sharpened their weapons;
Hadn’t it been said that they won the wars afterwards?
To him the creator had bestowed a rare gift,
Something sought after by many a man,
Eternity ….everlasting life,
No fear of death to haunt his peaceful nights,
No humanly feelings of soul restlessness,
Yet many a times he felt emptiness;
He wallowed in a dark dungeon of his,
Many were envious of him
Yet few understood his agony
The anguished cry of a soul lost in solitude
No one to sing to;
No lover to kiss goodnight
Story of a ship-wrecked sailor
Author: Gabriel Garcia Marques
Category: Creative Non-Fiction
In the story of a shipwrecked sailor, Gabriel Garcia Marques takes us through the incredible journey of a 20 year old solder and his friends on their way back home.
Most of them being family men, they are laden with gifts for their wives and children and for some; this is their last journey as solders as they plan to retire from the job.
As fate would have it, the 20 year old survives a shipwreck and stays for days on end without food or water, the only thing that keeps him alive is his determination and will to live which proves stronger than the school of sharks that surround his raft everyday.
The hope of finding land is what renews his strength and rejuvenates a body that has gone for days without food or water defying the scientific notion about how long the human body can stay without food and water.
In the 106 pages mind gripping real life story, Garcia proves once more that he is a master storyteller as he takes us aboard the raft, through the scorching heat and salty fish smelling water.
The story’s ending proves the incredible power of the human will.
A must read for any reader worth their salt.