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My Atlantis - Ariana Rêgo

I once found someone who reminded me of a hidden city

They were as beautiful as the golden walls

And as chaotic as the city streets

And yet I somehow found peace in their chaos

I slowly got used to staring at their streets that shone like diamonds

And the many doors that slowly opened up to me

Till one day

The gold began to rust and crumble

The once shiny streets now became overcast

How desperately I wanted to repair the city that I truly thought I was going to call my hearts home

But alas atlantis didn’t want to be saved

As the water slowly poured into the city

I almost drowned while still trying to salvage it

Until I realized

That no matter how hard I try I could never save atlantis

We would both drown in the feelings for each other

Whether good or bad

After taking a piece of me with her

The city then drowned under the sea

And will forever be the oceans treasure

Every now and then I think of atlantis

I wonder if she is doing well

Or if the emotions still fill her with grief and drown her

In the end my atlantis will become someone else's treasure

So shine brightly for them

And when the emotions come flooding in

Embrace them instead of being afraid of them

Because in the end I have found my true treasure

A place that I can truly say will be my home

I just hope one day you will find yours

And that whoever that is

They will pull you out of the sea so you can shine brightly again.


Please give a detailed explanation about the meaning and main idea of this poem.


The main idea is that the city of Atlantis is a metaphor for a person I once met. it was someone I thought I would have forever, in short they were like my treasure. one day we fell apart and my once shiny treasure then sank to the bottom of the ocean out of my reach. my only hope is that one day they realize the treasure that they are even if it is not with me by their side.


Please explain your writing and thought process regarding this poem.


I wrote what I felt in all honesty. I was listening to music and the emotions I had inside I tried my best to put them into words that would express not only my love for this person, but how beautiful they were to me. Who knows maybe they will read it one day not even knowing it is about them but feeling the comfort in my words nonetheless.


Why did you choose to write this poem?


For expression, for love, and for release


Do you have any tips or anything to share with the youth writers who may be reading this?


Write from the heart, from out of your heart pours out emotions that you can never unlock till you search for it.

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