Paradise true

The early morning sunlight filled the air with a warm, golden glow. Thousands of miles of white-gold sand glittered as though they were peices of shattered glass, winking as they awoke to greet the day.
The ocean streatched out forever, gentle giants of waves rolled in and out on the tide, never breaking, not daring to disturb the serinity of the early morning. The sun on the water made it glitter and shimmer, like a casade of light, relecting off a blue-green world, far away from anything else, without a care in the world.
There was almost a complete silence, the only sound to be heard was that of a soft breeze, passing gently through the palms, gently swaying the beach grasses and weary as it rolled off the ocean, as though it had been on an epic journey.
The beach was completely deserted, no one there to disturb its peace, or to deface its face.
None, except for one.
The girl standing on the beach was no older than 19, no younger than 15, no longer a girl, but not yet a woman. Her golden hair cascaded down her back, resembling the waves of the ocean, small strands picking up and flying in the wind. Her feet were partially covered in sand, from standing in the one spot for a time. Her legs, when they departed from her feet, seemed to travel on forever, her skin was soft, with a golden brown glow, created by the sun which now began to peer out from over the water. She faced out to the ocean, staring at it as though she were searching for something.
Something that inside, she knew she would never find. For no paradise could fill the hole which resided in her heart.
The mask she wore was indeed beautiful, and she had become what everyone wanted her to be. What everyone wanted, except herself. The long blone hair, perfect tan, perfect body, it had been, for a long time, what she had told herself she wanted, but now she realised that it was the opposite of what she wanted, she was known for her beauty, and that came with certain expectations. And certain feelings. The feeling that she could never measure up. The feeling of hopelessness and the feeling of pressure to act as she was expected.
Life in the fast lane had destroyed her young, alchol and various drugs poisoned her blood, and her beautiful face was hidden behind a cloud of smoke.
She had to escape.
And so a sound split the silence, cutting through the air like a knife.
And when the sun rose above the horizen;
The blue-green waves rolled in with the tide.
And where met with the white-gold sand, which now glittered a darker shade, of red.
And piercing blue eyes started up at the sky, finally cleared of all the pain, and, in the silence, shed a final tear that dropped onto the soft, cool sand, right near a cold hard barrel, that was her life.

Paradise true


Thallon, Australia

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