I dreamt of the whales .........my 500 th hub!


They found me coming awake with a start
And we all realized at once

The answer has always been
staring me right in the soul

Why do the whales and dolphins breach
the oceans surface waters

Wouldn't you think they would live
content beneath the watery abyss

After all it's only natures way of protecting
the best of us

But as she rolls away from the gentle breakers
her eye catches me by surprise

And in that one look came a story told
a million times before

One look of a watery eye ....as if she was just
crying on my shoulder

"Because we are just so happy to be alive"

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Attikos 4 years ago from East Cackalacky

Five hundred? Now, that's a whale of a Hub number!

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CreateSquidoo 4 years ago

I like to see a real whales

Ghaelach 4 years ago

Hi ahorseback.

A great hub that you've written.

Maybe they breach the surface to see what the human race for a stupidity to this planet have done again.

Congrats on your 500th hub.

Take care.

LOL Ghaelach

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cleaner3 4 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

WOW, what a great experience to be able to happen. nature is wonderful.

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xstatic 4 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

Congratualtions on the 500th! This is special that way and in its subject, these incredible intelligent beings.

I hope that efforts to communicate with whales and dolphins on something besides an intuitive level succeed. They have much they could teach us.

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time2rite 4 years ago from Navarre, Fl, USA

Voted "Up", "Awesome" and "Beautiful"! Love the last stanza capped off with the final line: "Because we are just so happy to be alive"-my soul echoes those words! This is a terrific write, ahorseback; simply wonderful.

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brewskitimeguy 4 years ago from Maine

absolutely love it

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Christopher Price 4 years ago from Vermont, USA

Congratulations on number 500 neighbor. Your milestone is nearly as big as your seafaring subject.

I love whales and their apparent affinity to us lesser species.

This is a fine poem I'm sure they would appreciate.


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

ahorseback...first of all congrats on reaching 500th hub...woohooo!

I am so much to learn from you!

The above poem is beautiful yet emotional..voted up indeed.

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Nellieanna 4 years ago from TEXAS

Congratulations on your 500th hub! WOW! Your photos are lovely too!

I love the romantic reason for their comng to the surface and I believe it is so. However there's a phsysiological reason too. Whales, dolphins and porpoises are all cetaceans, which are air-breahing through lungs just like we and most other mammals are. When they need to breathe, they must rise to the surface and get their lungs filled with air. They're warm-blooded, give birth to live offspring, breast-feed them and the species even have hair. That just makes it more romantic, doesn't it?

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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and beautiful! Such a nice tribute to whales. Love nature and animals so this is really touching.

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Lady_E 4 years ago from London, UK

Lovely Poem - Congrats on your 500th Hub and also for having 500 Followers. :)

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Alastar Packer 4 years ago from North Carolina

This is some good imagery that speaks deep- 'One look of a watery eye...'- nice ahorseback, very fine indeed. Congrats on your 500- quite an achievement.

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Christopher Price 4 years ago from Vermont, USA

The tears aren't just in the eye of the whale, Ed.

This is lovely. I feel a special affinity for whales and dolphins, our aquatic cousins. The first gift I bought for my future wife was a record album "Songs Of The Humpback Whale". Tops on my bucket list would be the chance to share a bit of ocean and time with such a magnificent and mysterious creature.

This is so well written...such a perfect piece for your 500th hub. It's almost ironic, the wonderful evolution of your writing culminating in a poem for whales, who eschewed terra firma for the oceans...whose limbs became fins and whose nostrils migrated to the back of their heads.

Your poem is wonderful. Congratulations on reaching such a milestone. Your quality certainly matches the quantity.

Write On neighbor!


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VioletSun 4 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

You captured the mystery of the dolphins with your poem. I almost read a book about dolphins but got to busy so returned to the library. Oh, well. :)

Voted up and beautiful!

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ImKarn23 4 years ago

Loved the lesson here, Ahorseback! We need to take a lesson and not only appreciate what we have - but celebrate it as well! congratulations on your 500th Hub! Thats Hubba-licious!

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MartieCoetser 4 years ago from South Africa

When we are young, we need and want too much to take the time to be happy because we are alive, breathing, feeling air caressing our skins, feeling breath enter our noses to go all the way down to the floors of our lounges....

I often cry because I am happy and enjoy privileges such as listening to beautiful music, reading beautiful poems like this... and and and

Voted up and thought-provoking...

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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Attikos, thank you very much my friend !.......:-}

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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Create Squiddo , Thank you sweety ....Me too! I have had the awesome pleasure a few times ! I hope you have or will Too!

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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Ghaeloch , Ha ,yes I'm sure you are right , and im sure they don't like what they see. I appecite that .

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CloudExplorer 4 years ago from New York City

Nice, I love the whale poem here, pondering questions it leaves indeed. Thanks for sharing with me as well in my hub, your poetry is awesome. Great 500th hub, your also a motivation for me to keep on trucking, thanks for that too. Voted up and pinned.

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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

WOW Congrats 500th hub great. Lovely poem about the creatures of the sea.

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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Cleaner , Wouldnt it be something ........:-}

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