Treasure Island

S.zaynub Kamoonpuri

I Love The Sea My Way

I would've perhaps liked to swim in you O' sea
only if sharks and octopi didn't inhabit thee

Perhaps I would've swum and dived deeper in glee
if piranhas and sting rays couldn't attack me!

I would've gone far a' seafaring
with a daredevil like daring
if jellyfish in seas weren't thriving
I would've loved to go scuba-diving

But since at sea such dangers lurk
I shan't be shark chow in marine murk!

So I'm content with reading, watching aquatic seafaring tales
of olden ships, wrecked vessels, treasure troves and blue whales

But on a sandy beach I can sit all day
The sight of water so refreshing I must say

I've a feeling O' God you like water too
for most of the earth you covered in water true

So in the ebbing tide salt water I'm content just splashing my feet
A rare starfish, crabs and seaweed to meet

Perhaps if I'd been brave like my sister I would've braved the depths of the ocean
for she's scared of nothing, not bats or swordfish, except for 'roaches in flying motion.

Submitted: Tuesday, January 07, 2014
Edited: Wednesday, January 08, 2014

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  • Eugene Levich (9/5/2014 6:36:00 PM)

    This is the third poem of yours I've read... and loved! I have just added you to my (very short!) list of favorite poets! (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (5/22/2014 6:59:00 AM)

    The sea with the rising billows, ravenous sharks and other monsters is scary....! But watching it sitting on the sea strand is such fun.... Enjoyed this humorous write! (Report) Reply

  • Soulful Heart (2/21/2014 11:55:00 AM)

    So cute..... same as me.....watching and dreaming to glide like dolphins yet never dare to plunge in fear of sharks that seem to be just waiting for us: -) (Report) Reply

  • Ramesh Rai (2/15/2014 3:03:00 AM)

    A good daring write with high thoughts and desires. I think you have already gone through the moment while scribing this beautiful emotion. (Report) Reply

  • Diane Hine (2/11/2014 5:16:00 AM)

    Swimming on a warm night is wonderful but the thought of sharks puts me off too. A real joy to read this poem. (Report) Reply

  • Geetha Jayakumar (1/29/2014 11:46:00 AM)

    Your poem took me on a wonderful seafaring....Wonderful imaginary. Loved reading it. Excellent use of words... (Report) Reply

  • Brian Johnston (1/17/2014 11:46:00 AM)

    Ring Ring Ring Ring! ! ! ! We have another winner folks!
    Another 10 from me my dear poetess. I have not done a lot of scuba diving but I can tell you you are missing a lot. I dove once off of Lanai (an island near Maui) to visit one of the scuba diving wonders of the world called The Cathedral as I recall. The Cathedral is a choral formation about 90 ft. down which looks a little like an eskimo's igloo. There is a door on the side where you enter and a hole in the ceiling you can exit from. But inside the light filters through cracks in the coral walls that give you the feeling of dark stained glass, like God could be present (and of course He is) . Maybe I should write a poem for you about it? But as beautiful as this was the most amazing part for me was the underwater surges or currents which would push you around like a toy,15 ft forward,15 ft back, so the swimming toward your goal (The Cathedral) was like this crazy rhythmic dance, better than any amusement park ride I have ever been on! What a trip! There are always negative sides as well that you never hear about (so I'm telling you) , like the time I was trying to get back on our dive boat after the seas had come up (it was calm when we started) . The ladder on the side of the boat was moving up and down 15 or 20 ft. and you had to grab ahold of it at the bottom of it's swing to get back on the boat. As soon as you grab ahold it shoots you out of the water like a rocket. I nearly threw up in my face mask on that one! Hey Lass, tell you sister roaches in flying motion are nothing. It is my favorite line in the poem however... Kudos! (Report) Reply

  • Kevin Patrick (1/15/2014 2:50:00 PM)

    Yikes! don't work at a tourist bureau or you'll scare off the customers. A great vision and finely writing, I have only seen the ocean three times in my life, and I must admit the strangeness of looking on the horizon and seeing endless sea, and diving into the salt water for the first time was an amazing experience. You are a delightful writer with original idea. (Report) Reply

  • Kanav Justa (1/15/2014 12:42:00 AM)

    , , amusing write, , , , loved it, , , , wonderful use of rhyming words in this poem, , , (Report) Reply

  • Lyn Paul (1/14/2014 7:57:00 AM)

    Great title.. And wonderful words. Do you know that here in Perth Australia there have been a few shark attacks this year. They had huge meeting with the public who still protested to not kill the sharks, the were here first and Australia is a huge beach line where most people attacked are far out. So you love the sea your way but do make sure you get you feet wet. (Report) Reply

  • Shahzia Batool (1/11/2014 5:51:00 AM)

    The later half of the last line is for me dyu know it Zaynub? :)
    the title is fully justified in this poetic elaboration and tells us what is your way of loving the sea...Not being able to dare something does not mean that love of something is Nothing or you've got your right way to channelize it...

    So I'm content with reading, watching aquatic seafaring tales
    of olden ships, wrecked vessels, treasure troves and blue whales

    Zaynub! Good! (Report) Reply

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