I'm in a tar ocean
An ocean polluted with lies
Killing all the creatures that live

Within with dark clouds consuuming the sky

a storm is approaching I don't know

if I am stable

Each wave that crashes into me threathens to swallow me whole

But I know that I'll eventually reach a shore

The ocean will be full of life
The sky will be turquoise and I'll feel the sun against my skin again
Now the waves barely reach my feet

-- Roxana V., 9th-12th Grade