I sail upon the fathomless ocean
through swirling storms and catastrophic currents
in search of a tropical island
where I could anchor my weather-beaten sea sick soul.
A crew-less captain on a long voyage
with the course set and ravaged by plundering,
thought piracy and natural disasters
Each cast off guided by the lighthouse of wisdom.
Tempestuous tides and ebbing of hostile waves
altered the course many a time,
tempering, sculpting and transforming
my psyche into an iron-willed survivor.
Daring every typhoon, defying all impediments
to chivy childhood aspirations and to live exuberantly.