Free as the Ocean

Ashley Doyen, Entertainment Editor

Happiness is the sound of the waves crashing around me

It is smelling the salt from the sea in the air

Happiness is the clear blue of the ocean lapping at my feet

Hawaii is my happiness

The sand beneath my toes and clear blue water

Swimming with turtles and diving off cliffs

Lūʻau’s and beautiful leis

Being one with the sea is my happiness

Letting myself drift away


Where am I going?

Does it matter?


I am one with the ocean

I am the ocean

Free as the waves crashing

Pulling, pushing – neverending

Everything, yet nothing

I am fearless

I am big, yet I am small

I am anything I want to be

I am me and I am as beautiful as the ocean