Jaylin Murphy is a sophomore student at the University of West Georgia, where he is currently pursuing a major in Film & Video Production. Throughout most of his life, Jaylin struggled to identify his career path. He wanted to be a culinary chef, game designer, public speaker, and even an architectural engineer. While he found so much wonder in those careers, the one thing that remained consistent in his search for purpose was his love to create. Although he wouldn’t admit it until his last year of high school, he loved to write, and his ability to use it resonated with other people. It is his hope with this new venture into the film industry, that he will inspire and impact others through writing and directing his own films. His future horizon is unknown, but it excites him to find out what the next challenge may be.
A long beach
One with seemingly no end in sight
I wonder how long I will walk along this endless beach
How many dunes of sand will I kick?
How many views of the water sliding along the shore?
How many flocks of birds will I watch fly by?
I find myself doing the same monotonous things on this beach
And I just keep walking and running
Running and walking
Trying to find the entertainment of it all
Maybe this outlook will only cause me to crash face first into the sand
Weary from the aching my body feels going through these same situations
Over and over again
It feels as if I’m going insane and the worst part is
No one else is on this beach
No one but me
But then you’d say, “Well you have a whole beach to yourself! Enjoy it!”
Now, where’s the fun in being isolated on a beach?
I hoped there would be at least one person who would want to come play with me
But alas, I am here
All alone in the far reaches of the sun’s horizon, my vision distorted by the heat’s waves
….perhaps though, maybe you are right
Maybe I should find some life in kicking that sand
Watching the majestic view of the sun’s rays glistening atop the water as it flows into the shore
Or contemplating the beauties of life as the birds fly away with one another, never leaving one astray
Maybe, just maybe, these things aren’t as superfluous as they may seem
Maybe I’m the one who has so much left to learn