I would've perhaps liked to swim in you O' sea
only if sharks and octopi didn't inhabit thee
Perhaps I would've swum and dived deeper in glee
if piranhas and sting rays couldn't attack me!
I would've gone far a' seafaring
with a daredevil like daring
if jellyfish in seas weren't thriving
I would've loved to go scuba-diving
But since at sea such dangers lurk
I shan't be shark chow in marine murk!
So I'm content with reading, watching aquatic seafaring tales
of olden ships, wrecked vessels, treasure troves and blue whales
But on a sandy beach I can sit all day
The sight of water so refreshing I must say
I've a feeling O' God you like water too
for most of the earth you covered in water true
So in the ebbing tide salt water I'm content just splashing my feet
A rare starfish, crabs and seaweed to meet
Perhaps if I'd been brave like my sister I would've braved the depths of the ocean
for she's scared of nothing, not bats or swordfish, except for 'roaches in flying motion.
A great write.The sea and other imagery used in the poem have a deeper meaning.So many things we enjoy at a distance.The fear of danger keep us away from actual experience.
Loved the way you love the sea minus all the nasty' s...have seen sharks under the sea from a steel cage still scary but safe and the only way...as the poem goes on the beach view is a sure fire inner...lovely to read...regards
Totally enjoyed reading your poem, imagery was fantastic, I felt like I was feeling all of these emotions and not wanting to meet up with any of these sea creatures, like the sharks and piranha! Great gentle humor throughout also. Thank you for sharing this amusing and well composed poem. RoseAnn
This is the third poem of yours I've read... and loved! I have just added you to my (very short!) list of favorite poets!
I love to swim in sea. Where water is calm and you feel as if you are with nature and self.
About seventy per cent of our body is water we need it to survive, to much can kill us, what's interesting most solid objects sink fast and frozen water, ice, floats
a great poem. i like your reflection. ocean, you vision, peace and joy on the shore. i like your poem dear poet. tony
So I'm content with reading, watching aquatic seafaring tales of olden ships, wrecked vessels, treasure troves and blue whales But on a sandy beach I can sit all day The sight of water so refreshing I must say
Have read and commented on this before. Very enjoyable reading. I've never been attacked by sharks or piranhas, but I HAVE been stung by a sting ray!
This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.I would like to translate this poem
Beautiful poem, wonderful vision.