David Wood

Gold Star - 13,799 Points (07 April 1950 / London)

Sonnet 54: The Seas - Poem by David Wood

From Artic oceans to tropical seas
The oceans are full teeming with all life
With disregard man will do as he please
Polluting and causing all of manner of strife.

We cannot go on polluting the sea
And plundering the oceans fish stocks at will,
Oh, why is it that mankind cannot see
Damaging the sea makes the whole world ill.

But we still continue to over fish;
And heavy shipping disrupts the whale song,
We can all try and eat a different dish
Or the fish stocks will not last very long.

We cannot continue to trash the seas
When will we learn we can’t do as we please.

Comments about Sonnet 54: The Seas by David Wood

  • (4/7/2016 12:13:00 PM)

    your sonnets are a great pleasure to read
    thanks David
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  • C. P. Sharma (6/28/2013 6:36:00 AM)

    Beautiful sonnet that has contemporary relevance. I would love to respond to your caution in the closing couplet.

    When will man learn to coexist?
    How long will go on this Nature's arm twist?
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  • (6/27/2013 6:37:00 PM)

    Indeed, when will we learn? Because of greed and ignorance, we're doing great harm to our world. I hope it's not too late when we get the rude awakening. Great poem - it needed to be said! (Report) Reply

  • Tirupathi Chandrupatla (6/26/2013 9:55:00 AM)

    Nice poem to warn about pollution and disruption of the oceans. Beautiful sonnet. Please also read my poem 'Pollution and Its Solution' which complements your thoughts. Thank you. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Poem Edited: Wednesday, June 26, 2013

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