My Friend Jacque Cousteau........

In a town near here is where you
had learned how to swim...... and
learn you did.....

You must have stayed down longer than
the rest.......What did you see ?......
grey sharks ...... black squid

To pull you into the deep water missions
consuming your every single
underwater breath

How many times did you see our end
how often mans beginning........did
see your own death

Jacque my friend I grew up with you
as you showed us the beauty
beneath the oceans of history

In sweet broken english as you swayed
us into the magic and the deep ...deep
oceans mystery

Lulling a man to sleep that voice never to
ever to be forgotten.....I remember it
even now.......even today

Perhaps we can do as you asked us then......
save the oceans ourselves
can we follow you're way

And ....'Aye Calypso'.......heard a story of
your vessel being neglected
sit rusting at the docks........

The symbolism is not lost we sit
too .....waiting for you're return
watching our environmental clocks

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CheyenneAutumn 5 years ago

The places youv'e been to.... the things you have shown us... the stories you tell... indeed we are listening still.

Marina Lester 5 years ago

Always a joy to read your water loving hubs ahorseback. :) The adventures the deep has to offer I'm sure are endless. Thanks for the read. :D

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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Laurie , we all loved his voice , his filming of the deep and the messege he gave. I will never forget the hour long shows that held us captivated. On another hub a while back I read a story of what had happened to Calypso the ship. There was an estate dissagreement that left her lying rusting away at a dock out west . Untill just recently, Got to look it up again.! Hugs.

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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Marina , I remember a day when we got one or two channels on the tv. Even in the sixties this world was so small to us all. Today we take so much for granted. And yet so many , like yourself , still 'carry the torch' of the sea. ;-?

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katiem2 5 years ago from I'm outta here

Ah the fluidity of it, beautiful and once again thank you for the great escape! Love and Peace :) Katie

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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Katie , I miss his voice , the one that challenged us to learn and to yearn , This world is all we have for now. I thank you for sharing our feelings. :-} Eddie.

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Christopher Price 5 years ago from Vermont, USA

Captain Cousteau's soothing voice accompanied us on so many underwater explorations when I was a youngster. Later, one his televised programs on whales was the only interruption my future wife and I allowed during our time sharing a motel room while seeking time alone. And you can bet we didn't take many breaks from our main focus! Jacque's French accent may have had as much to do with his incluseion as our love of the whales! :{)


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

CP, all True of course ! He was great wasn't he , Thanks for the vision . LOL.

ariasnote 5 years ago

I have always been afraid of being underwater. But, his documentaries were always excellent. I didn't find myself holding my breath...just kept in awe while forgetting my fear. : )

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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Ariasnote, Please please , if you like the sea and waters , try snorkeling especially in blue water. The easies thing to do , and soo soo much to see! My wife was the same way , her first snorlel; Cancoon Mexico , Isla Mojerdes , I know thats not spelled right ,"The Isle of Women" , on the shoals we snorleled for hours and saw soo much. You could see thirty, fourty feet down to the bottom. Stay well and thanks for sharing.

PS. You can do it!

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