John Westlake

(Crawley)

006. The Power Of Nature


The sun pokes its rays
from the shiny blue sea
a man stands alone
waiting watching
the wind in his hair
the fire in his eyes

The birds awake
spread their wings
their voices add to the roar
the beast of the ocean waits
its roar adding to the crash of the waves

The man sees it all
eyes intent ears awake
the roar of nature
far out balances
the roar of the waiting world

Submitted: Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Edited: Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Topic(s): nature


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  • Freshman - 1,789 Points Bri Edwards (8/26/2014 9:21:00 PM)

    this line and the last line of the poem puzzled me.
    the beast of the ocean waits

    it wasn't a bad poem, but i felt it far from your best, some of which are extremely good. but i'm glad to read one of yours dealing with 'nature', instead of love and conflict among humans. yeah, i'm not a big love poem fan, and conflict can be less than appetizing, though you deal well with both in poems.
    thanks for sharing. bri :) (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 4,404 Points * Sunprincess * (3/26/2014 3:31:00 PM)

    ~The birds awake
    spread their wings
    their voices add to the roar
    the beast of the ocean waits
    its roar adding to the crash of the waves~
    .......the ocean is very special for many creatures...enjoyed.. (Report) Reply

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