Innocence to introspection: My Tear in the Ocean

The first time I went to the sea,

I had not seen the ocean.

I picked colorful shells on the shore.

The second time I saw the ocean,

I was frightened by its vastness.

And the last time I saw the ocean,

I neither picked shells, Nor was I afraid.

Instead, I dropped a tear into the ocean

And laughed, Asking,

“Tell me, who’s bigger, you or my tear?”

Azra Mughal

This poem is originally written in Urdu, please click here for the Urdu Poem

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