THE POWERS OF THE OCEAN

THE POWERS OF THE OCEAN

A Poem by andrew mitchell

The powers of the ocean
Can be cruel in its motion 
Enveloping the helpless
bringing terror to their eyes.
Drawing those to its darkness;
By waves controlled by skies.
Looking harmless on entry,
Succumbing to its caress,
The sea robs life when hungry;
Commands the utmost respect.
A cruel sea in motion,
A burial ground for some
And by the powers of the ocean,
When salty deeds are done.


© 2015 andrew mitchell



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Hi Andrew, this is such a joy to read. I love the ocean and you have captured its essence an analogies of life. Could I suggest the last line to read 'when salty deeds are done'? Not saying you SHOULD change it. You own the poem and the sentiment, it just seems to me it would end the poem with a flourish of grandeur (said with humility), alf

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Andrew Mitchell,
"THE POWERS OF THE OCEAN"
Respect is a definite when we think of oceans: "Looking harmless upon entry, succumbing to its caress, the sea robs life when hungry; commands the utmost respect"
When I was a teenager when swimming with siblings we all were caught in the beginning of outgoing tide. I was the farthest out and have never in my life been so aware of just the power your poem speaks of, the great ocean's power!
Here in Oregon the Pacific Ocean has quite a history of lost ships and lives, as does all seas, oceans and even lakes.
What a poem full of wisdom. Thank you for writing this one.
Blessings,
Kathy

Posted 1 Month Ago


andrew mitchell

1 Month Ago

Thank you Kathy for such a generous review.
Kathy Van Kurin

1 Month Ago

You are welcome kind sir. May the Lord of the tides and winds hold your sails in righteousness and j.. read more
ohh this is sad. Here in my country there are heavy lines and I saw in the news that some people were swept by the floods and this poem goes out to them. This is so sad that people drown while having fun. Another intelligent poem from you Andy

Posted 1 Year Ago


One of my favorite things about poetry is reading all the different perspectives on the same topic. That said the oceans tide is one of the few topics that most people view with the same kind of awe and reverence, well done :~)

Posted 1 Year Ago


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Hi Andrew, this is such a joy to read. I love the ocean and you have captured its essence an analogies of life. Could I suggest the last line to read 'when salty deeds are done'? Not saying you SHOULD change it. You own the poem and the sentiment, it just seems to me it would end the poem with a flourish of grandeur (said with humility), alf

Posted 2 Years Ago


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A vivid imagery that whooshes loudly with waves of terror in the mind of the reader. Powerful verbs displaying the prowess of this massive water giant. You've skillfully talked about death and ruin without making it sound gory.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Very well written, I enjoyed the description of the sea and it's will,
Thanks for sharing and b-blessed!

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andrew mitchell
andrew mitchell

adelaide, Australia



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