The Ocean, Deep

sea gull soar over head.
sea gull soar over head.
ocean scape
ocean scape
waters that are the seed of life
waters that are the seed of life
calming waters
calming waters
storm clouds roll in.
storm clouds roll in.
the distant masts of ships.
the distant masts of ships.
Each must help preserve our seas.
Each must help preserve our seas.



What secrets held beneath the seas, in depths of oceans' deeps,

old pirate's days beneath the waves, of gold doubloons, it keeps?

The answers held, to questions asked, over ages, from long ago,

Someday revealed, exposed the truth, an understanding to show.




As each rolling wave and thundering surf, to wash upon the shore,

the coming tide, on broad arms to ride, its treasures to then restore.

While blue fish swim in deepening realms, that wash over reefs of life,

great sharks prowl the beaches, close, with teeth as sharp as a knife.




Sea gulls fly free in lofty heights, their shrilling calls, to greet the day,

While cotton fluffs of errant clouds float lazily, in windy skies, to stray.

A lone boat's silhouette stands erect, its billowing sail, a distant speck,

Across a glass smooth scene, the sunlight, a sparkling sheen to reflect.




Over eons and through uncounted days, the sea, has bathed the earth,

Its precious drops, each a vital need, for life's seeding and all its worth.,

Beneath the sun and a moon, both play a part, in the fine ocean's ways,

The origin of man, we must understand, so that we may live all our days.




Care and preservation, by human kind, an utmost charge, to be our own,

The vast seas that cover this world, depend upon the seeds that are sewn.

Each one who walks upon this land, must look to the oceans, for our lives,

Its sanctity, in well deserved respect, to be revered, so that each one thrives.









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whonunuwho 3 years ago from United States Author

Our story, as the Ocean's.


Joanne M Olivieri 3 years ago

The ebb and flow of this beautiful poem expresses the imagery and meaning so well. Voted up.


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whonunuwho 3 years ago from United States Author

Thank you Joanne, and your kind words are well appreciated, my friend. whonu


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bravewarrior 3 years ago from Central Florida

Amen! We must take care of our oceans and all the life below. In fact, we must take care of our earth which we are destroying at an alarming rate! Great message once again, Whonu!


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whonunuwho 3 years ago from United States Author

Thank you my friend and I agree that if we do not act in unison now, it may well be too late for all mankind. whonu


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aviannovice 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

You paid tribute to the ocean so well. I happen to be a water baby, having grown up a quarter mile from the ocean as the crow flies. I was reminded daily of the beauty and the sanctity from the clam flats to the smell of salt in the air when the wind was right.


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whonunuwho 3 years ago from United States Author

Thank you aviannovice, and I'm so pleased you read my work. whonu


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MsDora 3 years ago from The Caribbean

I'm impressed. The language is appropriately oceanic. The lines actually rhyme. The thoughts flow smoothly and the pictures are awesome. Altogether excellent.


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whonunuwho 3 years ago from United States Author

Thank you for your fond words and much appreciated comments, my friend. whonu


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AudreyHowitt 3 years ago from California

Your closing stanza really speaks to me of the need to care for all of earth's gifts--lovely write!


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whonunuwho 3 years ago from United States Author

Thank you for sharing this with me. whonu


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AliciaC 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

This poem is a lovely tribute to the ocean and its importance, whonu. It's also a great reminder of our responsibility to take care of the sea.


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whonunuwho 3 years ago from United States Author

Thank you Alicia, and blessing to you. whonu

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