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shamamama Jan 27
"What's your birthstone?  
I don't know, Oh, I know--it's rock."

Black rocks baking in the sun
dot this beach
Like chocolate chips in the dough
They call to us
Come climb,
Come hop on us
Find treasures hidden behind and between
All our dark shadows,

Lying as still as stone
A large rock shape,
Oh, it's grayer
and duller,
and there's sand sprinkled on it,
And it's moving!
It's Living Rock,
The monk seal napping
from its morning meal.

Yes- we watch others walk right by him
caught in their words,
Unaware of the living amongst the rocks,
Living Rock doesn't care
His belly is full

Gray sleek shape
massaged by the wind
with feast in your belly,
So mighty tired!
You taste your sleep for days,
Clouds cover the day's starlight you seek,
Your body begs for light, and yet
Nobody can wake you from your slumber
Not even the high pitched voices
of children playing
nor the fishing lines in and out of the tide

What of your dreams
Oh Large Gray Rock
Do you dream of the ocean tossing
Fish  into your mouth?
Or of the warm sun coming
to bake your skin?

The salt water dances up your nostrils,
You lift your head in mild protest
Then let it rest on your
Ancient bed of coral and shell bones
My feet love to dig into your bed

No insomnia for you sea creatures,
Maybe I should count monk seals
Instead of sheep when I want to sleep,
Your body clock measures time
Not in days or hours
But in meals, in hunts
In fullness, in emptiness
Your sleep is well earned
My friend

We can learn from you.
You bask, dream,
Then awaken renewed
To taste your ocean again,
Rock, monk seal, ocean,  beach, renewal
Nikos Kyriazis Nov 2018
Tailor,Tailor
weave your spell
Harken groans that
dwell beneath

Smell the fragrance
of her tomb
I left there a
bloom of dew

Light me please a
path to dead
Hollow are the
years herein

Since she left a
wail for tune
Seals do chant the
lament's rhymes

Foggy days are
now live in
Gulfs and shores the
phantom's lair

Groves are emptied
fays have gone
Nature strolls in
grief alone

Tailor,Tailor
weave your spell
Let me go to
her again
MisfitOfSociety Aug 2018
I take upon me your human sacrifice
Drop down a ****** for me to climb into
Open up my **** and breathe in new life
Drown this dragon so I can come back to you.
sunprincess Mar 2018
Going out to dine,
Two hungry whales chase a seal
grab him by the tail
Sayer Feb 2018
absolute boredom and exhausted dreams
your knives rip right through the seams of my heart
torn apart by your jealousy and my jealousy on a rolling
cart on a steep hill, if you will can you give me the pill, i'm bowling
better than I ever could, if i ever would breathe life into the flu

what i've done is what I'll do and nothing you've won
will be enough to relinquish the link i have to my apathy
if you fly away on bleeding wings you'll see the fragment
of the accident i have relived every day or every second

such decadence in peaceful anger; mistakes in emptiness
i imagine myself telling you how i feel, and if it's real
this "so good to see you again" will **** me, this gory deal
this sadness is worse than anything, so if you can seal me in this cave

i can circle around my mistakes
but i refuse to be anything close to or related to fake
Sing
IPM Feb 2018
The rain is tapping fast
fast onto the glass
yesterday is past
and dreams don't ever last.

I wake up nevertheless
yet something feels so strange
a warmth beside me rests
and there - a sleeping face.

I kiss its forehead lightly
as to not break the seal
laying my head again
pretending it's all real.

The rain, still tapping fast
fast onto the glass
yesterday is past
alas, dreams will never last.
Kaya Jan 2017
The back and forth pace
behind the seal to individuality
a blurred plastic vision of a
mystery that could be joy
or utter sadness that maddens
or utter madness that saddens
the very soul of the soul and
the only spark that lives within
this state of mind, now may
remain or may not, on the
other side

- Kaya
My love you are beautiful girl with enchanting eyes
You my sweet beloved will stay in my heart forever
Eyes have sight to insight never ever to tell any lies
Beauty with its real grandeur makes beauty nurture

Please make my heart and soul your perennial abode
Please be mine in every hour of trial to just celebrate
I am a man in miserable plight you are a musical ode
Please take my love on to very many images to create

Let me kiss on your forehead to put a permanent seal
Let me declare you as my real soul and tinkling heart
Let love and beauty innocently to go for just real deal
Let us promise to each other for never ever to depart

Col Muhammad Khalid Khan
Copyright 2016 Golden Glow
George Krokos Sep 2016
From simple and humble beginnings we have all come a long way
to where we find ourselves this moment now which means today.
Throughout our journey in life we have all experienced a great deal
but what lesson have we each learnt on which we can put our seal?
______
From "The Quatrains" ongoing writings since the early '90's
timothy Jun 2016
Now
There's a lens to my eye,
There's a filter to my ear;
There's a seal on my mouth,
And a mask on my face.

There's patience in my mind,
But frost bites in my heart;
It feels a little lonelier,
And yet a little safer.
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