Invented Ocean

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(not sure where this would fit in, but I wanted to throw it out there... the notes at the end explain a bit more)



They embraced, Their tears flowing


above them the Light They created


 


As Their tears rolls down their bodies


and mingled together


it was so much the ground could not absorb it all


 


A puddle began to lap at Their toes,


at first They did not notice,


Their minds occupied by the sorrow


However, the puddle grew and grew


until the water engulfed Them to Their chests


and spread across the plains and mountains


They clung to each other, afraid of what would happen


 


And Their tears continued


 


The lakes rose and expanded creating rushing rivers


like veins spread across the earth


tumbling over cliffs


then coming to a still rest in a valley


or falling into a wide ocean


spreading around the whole earth They had made


now covered in waters


covered in Their tears


 


They feared They had destroyed the earth with Their sorrow


 


but a miraculous thing began to happen


 


the Light that shone above them


sent its heat to the earth


and as it did some of the tears began to rise


so small, they couldn't even be seen


 


but the tears gathered huddled together


clinging to each other


(because now the tears were also afraid,


they had been comfortable floating together


in the vast waters encircling the earth


and now what was happening)


 


As the tears gathered together, the People observed


the lakes and rivers and oceans drying up


and puffy clouds forming in the sky above


they were afraid at what they had done


as the clouds grew larger, they also grew darker


some even covering the Light


oh what had They done?


Why had They been so sorrowful?


 


Suddenly the clouds burst


and the tears began to fall back to earth


the rivers and lakes and oceans rose again


but not like before


 


there was still much land on the earth


there was still many places for the People to explore


and live


and create


and dance


 


and the Light returned


 


and so it continued


 


Their tears giving life to all


allowing flowers to grow


and the rivers to flow


and the antelopes to run


and the butterflies to flutter


and the seahorses to dance


 


Their tears born from sadness


cleansing and enveloping the Earth


still to this day


life and joy born from sorrow


beauty coming through a storm


never ending


 


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I've been thinking of a way to contribute to this collab and metaphorest's intro/outro-narration gave me an idea. I wanted to incorporate water somehow because the role of water in creation myths is fascinating to me... when I saw metaphorest's line "their invented ocean" it got me thinking how this ocean was invented.


Of course, fee free to REmix this text in any way you'd like (I think it could definitely use an editing eye). Anyone want to give this a go with narration, just to see how it sounds?

Created: Feb 15, 2011

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