Nina Spearman Reese

(Dallas, Texas)

The Soul And The Sea

Poem by Nina Spearman Reese

How the sea renews the body, mind and soul.
In the vastness of this spectacular view
We are reminded of the eternal width
Depth and breadth of life.
There are no beginnings, no endings, no boundaries
Only the eternal ebb and flow that no human can control.
Many have tried and many more will try until the end of
Men rise up and seek control
Control over life, control over lands and dominions
Even control over the heavens and earth
Men seek control through acquisitions, aggression, and
They seek control through baseness, belittlement and bribery
Through chastisement, confrontation and criticism
Through denial, delegation and despotism.
The list goes from A to Z in ways men have tried to
But the human spirit is much like the sea.
The more one tries to control it
The more it seeks to be free...

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 2, 2003

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