United Kingdom

Hi! I'm sixteen and I'm from England. I've loved words for as long as I can remember, and I've read a lot of books. I write like I read - anything and everything :)

Deep Sea Diver

July 18, 2020


I remember when
words were just incomprehensible
sounds against my ears,
a cacophony of consonants.
The syllables rose like waves,
an ocean of letters,
the worldwide dictator
that all people acknowledge
but none will ever fully explore.
Then I learnt how to swim,
became a deep sea diver
surrounded by a beauty
I would never be able to drown in.
I learnt to breathe and bleed
words, to let them flow, ink,
against the harsh paper of reality.
The sea is my sanctuary,
peace, hope, life.
I remember when
I used to write in order to live,
but now
my words are a necessity,
a lifestyle,
and I write to survive
rather than just
to feel more alive.

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  • rainandsonder

    love the metaphor of words = water, “the syllables rose like waves” is such a pretty line! great work!

    3 months ago
  • dovetrees

    'the sea is my sanctuary' is such a lovely phrase that really conveys just how much it means to you! this was such a pleasant read, i really enjoyed it!

    3 months ago