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A Fish's Viewpoint

Undersea exploration comes to me in my dreams
As a fish in the deep I see only faint sunbeams

Enough light there is to reveal a lost continent
I wonder what led to this golden age’s descent

Colorful fish swim among ruins of a pyramid
A former city’s gilded streets, giant squid now float amid

Huge, submerged statues of gods suddenly catch my eye
Just as a fish-tailed, sweet mermaid happens to swim by

Stroking through the water as sea plants flourish below
Unquenchable curiosity continues to grow

Is this Atlantis?  Am I on the Bimini Road?
Buildings here have cryptic writings I cannot decode

Schools of many other fish are surrounding me now
Are they wondering too?  Or just seeking plankton chow?

When I awake in my bed, the sheets are soaking wet
And my body is writhing in a chilling night sweat

The sights I had seen provoked deep-founded fears
The North Pole is said to shift every ten thousand years

That time is approaching; may I return to the sea?
Let me dwell in the ocean as landlubbers flee

The earth rises and sinks on a regular basis
Only in the ocean will I find my oasis

*For Gautami’s “In the Deep Sea” contest

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  1. Date: 4/10/2012 6:05:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved placement in Gautami's contest Carolyn. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 4/6/2012 6:15:00 PM
    I saw you commenting to someone how your poems were similar. they sure are,CArolyn. Very nicely done. Congrats to you.

  1. Date: 4/6/2012 2:57:00 AM
    Nice take on this , congratulations Carolyn

  1. Date: 4/6/2012 1:27:00 AM
    congrats Carolyn on a wonderful write and well deserved win for this rare beauty.. from a fishing expert too.. how amazing u are.. happy easter blessings too luv..

  1. Date: 4/5/2012 6:55:00 PM
    I'd love to see the Bimini road! Congrad's on your win!

  1. Date: 4/5/2012 4:00:00 PM
    Skillful writing,, quite unique with a different approach. Many Congratulations on your win and thank you so much for supporting my contest. love, gautami

  1. Date: 3/26/2012 8:46:00 AM
    I love this imaginative piece, my friend. A great one for the book

  1. Date: 3/15/2012 5:18:00 PM
    i believe what Daver said. but i don't plan on being here when it happens. i hope your ready.

  1. Date: 3/14/2012 3:00:00 PM
    You know what Edgar Cayce said. The West Coast will go under water - something like that. Great to read one of your favorite topics. Don't get caught in The Bell Chamber. hardy harr harr. Love, daver

  1. Date: 3/13/2012 3:58:00 PM
    I love your themes on Atlantis, this is a remarkable poem, enjoyed, Oh you are a fish, i must hone my fishing skill up. harry

  1. Date: 3/12/2012 9:02:00 PM
    what's a Bimini Road? will google that. I enjoy this poem alot, ocean is another world. good luck on the contest Carolyn