John Edward Smallshaw
John Edward Smallshaw
12 minutes ago

At the stage of being novices
making inroads
gaining small advantages

kids on a raft
learning the craft
of sailing
not sinking
keeping afloat on this
ocean where hope is a tide
that turns

Experiences teach me
it's all within reach
only need to persevere.

I'm sat here
when I should be out there,
where are you?

Ritika Dev
Ritika Dev
2 days ago

The Great Barrier Reef
A beauty born out of rock and sand
Seldom touched by human hand
An image of beauty
Slowly demolished
By the unpolished

The Great Barrier Reef
An unexplained bleaching
Its beauty compelling,
Its color expelling.
It lays in pain,
Forever longing a voice.

The Great Barrier Reef
It burns with heat
A half now surrendered
To the changes from above
A feeling unknown
Whirlpools surging
Destroying all we’ve known.

The Great Barrier Reef
She’d given up
The destruction will never stop,
Her perseverance now lost.
But maybe someday,
The world will once again live in peace.
The Great Barrier Reef

Light House
Light House
4 days ago

Did you know that corals orgasm?  & do so tremendously..
under detected moonlight? by using ancient genes, which howl
...even deep, underneath the sea?  Sort of neat, if you ask me..  Interesting,
to say the least..  I wonder what this implies & means?  It's strange,
& at the very least can cause one to rethink; everything strange,
& makes me curious & intrigued.  Everything is far more compacted
into far more perplexing boxes than it all seems.  Everything is crazier than we think it is..  But, perhaps, everything is way crazier, than even that...

Not sure atm, but interesting fact.
#orgasm   #reef   #orgasms   #coral  

stunning coral reefs
beneath the tidal oceans
a paradise place
colors blending beautifully
the world of marine finery

#marine   #stunning   #coral   #reefs  
Mar 28, 2016

returning nightmares moonlit
if somewhere past loses
sea corals forging poetry

#poetry   #sea   #coral  
Pauline Russell
Pauline Russell
Mar 28, 2016

A most gracefully bird, but not of the air
White caped waves are his clouds
Water proof feathers is what he wears
He stands on the beach mighty proud
His wings won't let him fly
But through the ocean he quickly glides
You'll never see him in the sky
Behind the corral is where he hids
When lion seals are on the prowl
His play ground is a winter wonderland
He is by far the best dressed fowl
With his dashing tuxedo he looks mighty grand
By design he was denied freedom of fight
But that my friend doesn't make him sad
For in the ocean so deep he reaches new heights
The icy slides are his launch pad
He certainly is a wonderful bird
To call him anything else would be absurd

#water   #sky   #tuxedo   #penguin   #coral   #sealions  
Aubrey Lambert
Aubrey Lambert
Aug 4, 2015

with eyes still closed, my mind awakes
to the ocean upon my door,
it knocks with salty insolence,
my land locked soul to lure.

the thought of coral in chandeliers,
tempts my feet from bed to floor,
but twas the sound of kelp being plucked,
that enticed me to explore.

a tidal wave is just outside,
where mackerel dance and more,
schools of sea-life swim upstairs,
to feed off shipwrecked floors.

with eyes wide open, my mind asleep,
my skin drops on the shore,
my hands scale through my algae hair,
and i hear the turtles lore.

the manatees discuss it too,
a tale of souls at war,
who hear the knock and find reprieve,
in an oceans wandering floor.

#soul   #ocean   #sea   #salt   #restless   #wanderlust   #coral  
Jerry Bradford
Jerry Bradford
May 2, 2015

You make the world with your brand of wisdom
Which by the way
Is not only your own
It appeals to me
Other sensitive people too inwardly groan
Because we live and breathe in a fishbowl
Of Antipathes’ Coral and Stone
Beautiful yet hard; abrasive and apathetic
Out of the fragmented cracks and chasms
Come the voice of the poetics
Like birth pains and spasms
That refresh me wholly
They remind me
That I am not alone
©2015 J.K. Bradford

Antipathes, meaning "against suffering", are corals that have been harvested for centuries to create charms and medicines, believed to have the power to ward off evil and injury
#poetry   #hard   #too   #much   #feel   #misfit   #uncaring   #coral   #abrasions  
Sarah Molitor
Sarah Molitor
Dec 22, 2014

Vocal drowning
Coral feeling
Water seeping into
Stretched too thin

Moisture madness
Soapy silence
Steamed saliva
Pursuing red stained

damp and dainty
Shallow and soaked
heavy and heaving

#poetry   #eyes   #ink   #lips   #water   #body   #spilled   #wet   #shower   #coral  
Endless Horizon
Endless Horizon
Aug 16, 2014

I am searching through the ghastly depths below the seas,
Where the sunlight still shines through the waters.
I find an interesting village...A haven for creatures in this
Dead, lifeless ocean floor.
I did not know so much life teemed through this rock.
Intricate sea creatures swim through the teeming corals
like red liquid flows through narrow blood vessels.
Each with a purpose, each with a task.
One species benefits the other, and vice versa.
The sea cannot live without one, and one cannot live without the other.

This makes me question the point of me being the world.
Am I something of importance,
Or a seemingly dangerous virus?
Really, I cannot tell who I shall be,
Until I live out the rest of my life, and find out,
Who I really am, and the person that will grieve for me the most when I'm gone.

I seriously did not give this poem much thought. Kinda just went with the flow here, no pun intended.
#love   #diving   #purpose   #waters   #creatures   #coral   #fishes  
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