s.zaynab kamoonpuri

I Love The Sea My Way

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.

Topic(s) of this poem: sea

Poem Submitted: Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Poem Edited: Thursday, October 27, 2016

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Comments about I Love The Sea My Way by s.zaynab kamoonpuri

  • Leeann Azzopardi (6/9/2020 10:48:00 AM)

    I am with you. I'm afraid of sharks and jellyfish especially. Please read my poem " Miami Beach" and comment on it
    and I hope it brings a smile

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  • Chinedu DikeChinedu Dike (3/4/2020 5:02:00 PM)

    Beautifully expressed thoughts and feelings elegantly embellished with poetic rhyme and rhythm. A lovely creation.

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  • Bernard F. AsuncionBernard F. Asuncion (8/7/2019 5:55:00 PM)

    Simply amazing, dear Ma’am Zaynab...10++++

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  • Prabir GayenPrabir Gayen (2/22/2019 3:30:00 PM)

    Beautifully penned love dear poet.....thanks

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  • Michael WalkerMichael Walker (11/20/2018 5:12:00 PM)

    You have cautious, commonsense thoughts about the sea, which can be a very dangerous place.
    Yet in contemplating the waves from the beach it can make you think about God. Better than
    venturing into the water. I like this poem.

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  • Dr Tony BrahminDr Tony Brahmin (7/27/2018 12:45:00 AM)

    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....just fine........that is my complement to this poem.. your wishes and finally your conclusion of being in peace, reading and comforting your feet in the shallowy waters of the sea shore. there is in peace in your poem. tony

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  • Robert Murray SmithRobert Murray Smith (7/24/2018 6:27:00 AM)

    I love the way you view the sea.++10

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  • Jez Brul (1/24/2018 3:50:00 AM)

    such a lovely aquatic life poem...

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  • Kumarmani MahakulKumarmani Mahakul (9/30/2017 9:46:00 AM)

    You thoughts have been nicely painted in this poem with nice collocation. Enjoyed. Thanks for sharing.

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  • Akhtar Jawad (1/17/2017 7:03:00 AM)

    A beautiful in S. Zaynub Kamoonpuri's own style, say her own way.

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  • Rafique Farooqi (11/26/2016 8:49:00 AM)

    I am jus lost in sea life after reading this poem, like a little fish, please keep on with writting poetry.

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  • Seamus O BrianSeamus O Brian (11/25/2016 6:56:00 PM)

    A delightful, light-hearted reflection on the ocean and all those inhabitants that give us pause. I love the imagery, and the pace matches the fun of the piece nicely. Well done, good poet!

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  • Paul SebastianPaul Sebastian (9/4/2016 10:09:00 AM)

    Beautifully written, your thoughts so easily flow! You have got a great gift! .

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  • Brian MayoBrian Mayo (3/3/2016 7:05:00 PM)

    This is an excellent poem. In fact, it doesn't even need rhymes- -it would still be a fine poem without them.
    Nicely done.

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  • Marilyn LottMarilyn Lott (3/3/2016 8:12:00 AM)

    So relaxing and lovely...

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  • Maria Gonzalez (11/25/2015 2:42:00 PM)

    I've a feeling O' God you like water too
    for most of the earth you covered in water true.

    I absolutely love this line, it made me smile. I so love this poem. Thank you.

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  • Howard The Motivational Poet SimonHoward The Motivational Poet Simon (6/14/2015 3:40:00 PM)

    A ceeative composition!

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  • Kim BarneyKim Barney (6/1/2015 7:19:00 PM)

    Great lighthearted look at life in the ocean. Enjoyed reading it very much. I can relate to your fears, as you will understand if you read my poem ENCOUNTER WITH A CREATURE. Thanks for sharing.

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  • Tinnie MoeTinnie Moe (5/27/2015 3:52:00 AM)

    Beautiful memorised, comes from a memory of the heart, and the timeless whisper we all seem to be in. Puts out were your priorities lay. Family and environment and self-worth. Love x

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  • Bharati NayakBharati Nayak (5/9/2015 10:16:00 AM)

    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.

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