Like a wave

Sometime a whisper
or maybe a shout
Occasionally quiet
but mostly a lout
Always moving
restless, unstill
Rising and breaking
and crashing at will
Demanding respect
its power complete
Ignored at one’s peril
with anger replete
Chameleonic it changes
reflecting the sky
with colours to match
and please every eye
It is fickle and change
with no virtue to save
Every one different
from the sea, like a wave

©Jemverse

Underneath; the undertow

I always pictured quite a monster
lurking down below
Beneath the waves just waiting
but for what I didn’t know
And I never, ever saw it
though I was often in the sea
So I know one thing for certain
– it never bothered me

Underneath; the undertow
My Mother always said
A warning to us youngsters
with stern face and look of dread
It scared the living daylights
out of us, yet all the same
We loved the sea so much
that the fear we overcame

Yet ever mindful of that warning
there are times when I reflect
That the sea with all its beauty
still deserves all due respect
The sea and me are kindred
and the ocean’s in my heart
But I’ll always heed the warning
I was given at the start

©Jemverse

Day 21 in the ‘Blogging from A-Z challenge

The Undertow

Beware the undertow
My Mother always said
Always wondered what it looked like
as the thought filled me with dread

I pictured quite a monster
Lurking down below
Beneath the waves just waiting
But for what, I didn’t know

I never, ever saw it
though I was often in the sea
But I know one thing for certain
That it never bothered me

Ever mindful of that warning
I have paused oft to reflect
For the sea with all its beauty
Still deserves all due respect

The love I have will never falter
For the ocean’s in my heart
But I’ll always heed the warnings
I was given at the start

©Jemverse

My home sea

My home sea has a welcome sound
Whenever I’m nearby
Sometimes a shout, sometimes a roar
Sometimes a whispering sigh

Sometimes it can be frightening
Causing me to cower
When storm force winds disturb its mass
And giant waves there tower

But other times its charm is clear
As it laps up on the shore
And summer evenings breathe their warmth
Whilst I stay there for more

My home sea is a life long friend
Respect where it is due
But rewarding in the beautiful
Seascapes it brings to view

©Jemverse

 

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