Why is the Ocean so Salty?
Tears will well up in the eyes,
Spill over with a blink of surprise.
Travel down the cheek and neck,
And make their way to the chest
wrap themselves around the heart,
tight enough to make it almost break apart.
then down to the stomach where they tie a great big knot.
then through the intestines quick as a shot,
They fall to the ground with one big plop.
Then burrow down deep into the earth and back on top.
They inspire young things to sprout and grow.
Then meet up with rain drops and turn to snow.
Soon they melt and join others at the rivers or streams,
Then onto the ocean to chase after large ships and lost dreams.
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