Poem: Take me in

"Oh ocean...wash away all the pain"

By Batool Bader

Oh ocean,

take me in

and drown me deep.

Let’s leave behind 

what had me weep.

Let me forget the past I’ve lived.

Release my soul

from the memories,

and wash away all the pain,

all the grief and misery.

And whisper to me in the night,

tales of hope

and the promised sun.

Tales that make me believe 

that the best is yet to come.

 Batool Bader is a 26-year-old doctor from Bahrain. After living in China for six years, she has now returned home to Bahrain and is exploring poetry as well as photography. This is her first published poem.