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Just Be

Just Be

A Poem by GardenDelights
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Flying free over the ocean, you dive beneath the sea to see wondrous beauty and saddening destruction.

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Fly out over the ocean
Across the deep blue sea,
Stretch your wings as you go,
Rejoice! You've been set free!

Take a breath, dive deeply down
Into that deep blue sea,
Open your eyes, to the sights
And let yourself just be.

Adrift along the current
So much now to see,
Water moves along your skin
Soft corals brush your knee.

The tickle of fishy lips
Startles you, while fishes flit,
Away from you, panic driven
Into their holes, poorly lit.

Hard corals are surrounding you
In vivid colors you can view
Still others stand still and grey
Victims of man's careless ways.

Here sponges have a sickly look
Nothing like in picture books
It saddens you to see such waste
And public trust so misplaced.

As fading light claims your sight
Heading for the surface,
In most things seen, pure delight
But you now have new purpose!

© 2019 GardenDelights


Author's Note

GardenDelights
This is the story of my many trips to the Florida Keys' beautiful, amazing coral reefs.

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Added on November 22, 2019
Last Updated on November 24, 2019
Tags: Rhyme, Ocean, Nature, Exploration, Ocean Life, Beauty, Sadness