Treasure Island

Isam Hussain

(8-12-1938 / Iraq)

Land and Sea


As though by some eternal decree
Land and Sea are destined to disagree
over where the shoreline should be.

At tide time the Sea rises in anger,
roars with a sound like thunder,
summons all the power it can muster.

The Sea advances in waves,
pushes the shoreline in steps,
overwhelms Land's defences.

The Land retreats stage by stage,
as the Sea extends its range,
All the while dissipating its rage.

In time, the Sea is pacified and content,
calls upon its waves to beat a retreat,
to rest and get ready for the next fight.

The Land watches with delight
as the shoreline follows the retreat,
and reclaims the land that was lost.

Both contenders must for a time rest,
for there will soon be another contest,
one which is continuously won and lost.

Submitted: Monday, May 20, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, September 11, 2013

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