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Below the Waves, a Poem

Updated on September 28, 2015
RJ Schwartz profile image

Poetry is the food of the soul. It's my greatest contribution to the world and an area I can always grow.


Lost at Sea

Gold, Steel, Iron and Wood

Swallowed whole or in pieces

Angry waves, fierce storms, or war

The crushing black holds the key

Tucked away on reefs of the deep

Hulls rotting and broken

Wings bent, props frozen

History waiting for the historian

The race with time the only change

Riches slowly reclaimed in the silt

What was once, now lost

Triremes with their stacked oars

Still a modern mystery

Minoan dragon boats as well

Galleons from the new world

Riding low in the face of a storm

Stout transports, carriers and cruisers

Some cargoes more precious

A sarcophagus from Giza

Peking Man

Pivotal findings sadly gone

Countless Sorties and the men aboard

Radio silence and nothing more

Ordinance, muskets, and blades

China, pottery, glass, and jade

Waiting and rusting and wearing away

Grand Staircase on the Titanic - After & Before



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  • carolinemd21 profile image

    Caroline Marie 24 months ago

    Beautiful poetry. I also loved how you shared the photos of the Titanic. That was what I was thinking about while reading that poem as well as the lost city of Atlantis.

  • Gypsy Rose Lee profile image

    Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia

    Thank you for the poetically magical journey under the sea. Nice imagery and most inspirational with magical thoughts of secrets buried down in the deep.