Dr. A.Celestine Raj Manohar M.D.,

Gold Star - 18,470 Points (14-2-1957 / Tamilnadu, India)

O Cruel Sea!

Poem by Dr. A.Celestine Raj Manohar M.D.,

No more will I go near the sea!
No more will I stand on a beach;
No more will I live near a shore;
The sea no more looks lovely!

No more will I play on its sands;
No more will I bask in its sun;
No more will I watch ships and boats;
The sea has lost its glory!

No more will I walk on the shore;
No more will I build sand-castles;
No more will I eat sea-fish foods;
The sea has lost its beauty!

No more will I go over-seas;
No more will I adore the waves;
No more will I yearn for the sea;
The sea has lost its sanctity!

No more will I deep-dive for pearls;
No more will I collect sea-shells;
No more will I dream of Blue Sea;
The sea’s a Mass-Grave, watery!


Comments about O Cruel Sea! by Dr. A.Celestine Raj Manohar M.D.,

  • Judith Reis (12/18/2005 7:44:00 AM)

    I was only in the first verse and my immediate thoughts were of the 2004 Tsunami. Although my loved ones and I were physically far from that dreadful event that day, it's pain and suffering still echo in our hearts.(Report)Reply

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  • Judith Reis (12/18/2005 7:42:00 AM)

    I was only in the first verse and my immediate thoughts were of the 2004 Tsunami. Although my loved one and I were physically far from that dreadful event that day, it's pain and suffering reach stills echoes in our hearts.(Report)Reply

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  • Michael Witkowski (1/6/2005 12:07:00 PM)

    An angry wistful, yelling, clean-cut razor blade poem . I admire your resolve(Report)Reply

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  • Kallol Sarkar (1/6/2005 9:04:00 AM)

    The spontenious flow of powerful feelings of the poet is profounded in the poem.
    Am feeling alike too. Prayers for the souls lost and good hope for the survivours.(Report)Reply

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  • Poetry Hound (1/6/2005 7:46:00 AM)

    Well, this poem is more than a little melodramatic. You're not going to eat any more seafood? Ever?(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 6, 2005

Poem Edited: Friday, April 23, 2010