A_Abalone by the sea floats to shore then adored
B_Bonnets of the world make my heart unfurl surely not bored
C_Conch alive how their song can jive
D_Dove Shell rings my bell not like bee hive
E_Egg Shell poached with the quail
F_Flamingo Tongue_Cyphoma Gibbosum lives by Opposum Dale
G_Goblet of gold stories of you many which are untold
H_Helmet of the sea seahorses shield from Stingrays stinging bee hold
I_Irish Baking Dish let's fix those Tuna Fish
J_Janthina what a shell purple with great knish
K_King's Crown Shell not on the shore unless mangrove nearby
L_Limpet shell star colored like stars in the universe that fly
M_Money Cowrie_Cypraea moneta_once used for money
N_Nutmeg Shell_Cancellaria Reticulata it's articulata, honey
O_Ostrich Foot Sea Shell looking like a spiraling universe
P_ Purple Turritella spiraling like universe in color submerse
Q_Quest on seeking shells, name it quit or quint and be different
R_Red Moon Sea Shell similar to the clam but red color current
S_Starfish decorates earth's seas
T_Tiger Moon those cat's stripes I see
U_Umbilical Egg Cowrice with your spots
V_Veluntina with your pink hew but not dots
W_Whelk definitely not a woods roaming Elk
X_Xenophoridae shells so varied not spelk
Y_Yellow Helmet exotic shell
Z_Zesty be one's hunt and name a shell Zell...
Shells by the sea shore, fun to find and collect galore
Can you name them all now or do you need to learn more?
Written: March 03,2013
Sponsor: Shadow Hamilton
**I am a nearly seventy year old mother, grandmother, and great grandmother..I enjoy going to the seashore for vacation..I have always enjoyed picking up seashells and wondered if they all had names..Well, there are over 15,000 different kind of sea creatures that live in those shells and some have not been named..
You've got to be kidding
Copyright © Sara Kendrick | Year Posted 2013
BURIAL AT SEA
A poem by Jina Mahalatinia
I witnessed Mama's body
As Angels worked her flesh
Preparing her for death.
And when her flesh was pieces
She was scared of being eaten
(Remembering Viking spears
That killed, not ate, those fish)
So I cried to soothe her fears.
Copyright © Jina LaMear | Year Posted 2012
me and the sea,
on a nice day.
The open sea,
see its beauty,
I'm so happy,
your here always.
Copyright © verlena dillard | Year Posted 2014
I'm a sea captain!
Don't need a microphone !
I watched you take a back spin
With the skills I've honed
You pre picked your pansy pearl
Thought I didn't know it?
You presented your gargantuan
But didn't expect the Floating Poet
To the fart scoundrel of snoot port
Who saw the need was dire
Had the art counsel of Beaufort
Promise 2nd and 3rd to out of town
(along with money and nice hotel
It was a nice thing you did for her
The unethical proposition
She was the winner the judges
But it was a liars competition
these are the last words you'll hear
From me there's no protest
But I'd like to see appear
An honest liars contest
Since it had nothing to do with luck
Let these words forever harass
cause I think you all suck
and you can take this cheap kazoo
you gave me and shove it up
Copyright © Floatingpoet CaptainMike | Year Posted 2012
I want to dip my hands in the sky and watch the stars fall down and cry
I want to walk out into the ocean and lay my troublesome head down into the murky depths
There are hidden meanings in the words I speak A hidden sadness in every look i convey towards you but you don't see behind your wall of smoke and mirrors it's just to much for you to comprehend I love you but I'm falling apart behind all the closed doors you don't see when your away from me.
I need to run to the farthest city out of reach take my hand and follow me
I need a new scenery to change this broken reverie
Leaving behind the wasted years all spent on my knees gasping for the air I try so hard to breathe.And even when I've hit the floor I still see my weeping dreams shatter across the screen of this empty cinema inside my head.
I want to pull you in but taking you down with me is not a option
I'll never leave even when you scream and show me towards the door
because now I love you and I need so much more
I have to grab the hand your reaching out towards me but in order to stand by you I would need to walk across a million miles of broken glass
I have to break crashing through the surface of this drowning sea I have been under so long born again and the only one that could have ever saved me was you.
Copyright © jamie anderson | Year Posted 2013
Sailing thru those unsteady waves,
Tidal of strength running every veins,
Far waiting,she, confronting those rain,
Safe and sound for him that's not in vain.
An anchor's heart,a melody start,
An eagerly love,a somerset kiss,
A seaman's passion,a strong heart,
A man's true vow,an infinity bliss.
And these are his sayings,
" Wait for my coming back,my darling ",
" For I fought those rough waves in seven seas ",
" When I'm done,I'll bring your eternity ring".
She will....she will...
Copyright © Melanie Tan | Year Posted 2012
Rain dives down onto land
Grass oceans and even sand
Gently falls upon my hand
My reflection in the raindrop
Who is this I see
Tiny little drops of rain
Created high up in the sky
In the clouds is where it lies
Cleanses planet earth
Soon after its birth
Washes away evil and sin
Gives one a sense of refreshment
Planet earth is truly a blessing
Wash away all earth's pain
Wash away my sins
Let the water rain down on me
Replenish myself to start a new
Slight regret gives off a sense of weight
Heavy on my shoulders
I carry this around
But I must accept my sins to set myself free
Copyright © Alyssa Marie | Year Posted 2013
A bird cascades during every Fall gambling
hopeful idle journeys knowing long migrations
navigating over peacefully quiet reddened sunsets
towering under very windy xanadu
Copyright © Alyssa Finley | Year Posted 2009
Rivers have a one-track mind, on this we can agree
The reason for they're being is to seek and find the sea.
When they are born on mountains high not knowing why they start
Though locked in ice held in a grip which cannot still their heart.
A variance in the seasons causes them to melt not fret
Break free; commence at last to pay nature’s final debt.
With temperatures sometimes fickle so begins this epic trickle.
A sudden gush will start the rush to seek and find the sea.
From countless streams and valleys over marshes, grasses, bogs
Spit polishing huge boulders, carving landscape as it jogs.
One-mindedness driven by gravity no matter what it takes
Searches for the lowlands to pool and form great lakes.
At last the puddles grown so big it has to finally spill
To the lowest point it rushes once more to run downhill.
Still water, rapids, waterfalls are formed along the way
Liquid gold as sustenance for hunter and for prey.
Still driven by that one desire to seek and find the sea.
Finally over sand and shingle seaward bound to mix and mingle.
Once more to live as clouds, until it forms new mountain shrouds.
Copyright © Rod Morris | Year Posted 2016
Take your hand and put it out forward,
Than swing out out to the side, c'mon don't be a coward.
This is fun, now swing your hips from side to side,
Remember all the times you couldnt express yourself and you cried.
But now your can swing your legs and feet any way you want,
Look for that new move that you looked for your whole life like a hunt.
Grab someone by the hand and let them join you in that awesome moment,
I promise you, you will love this feeling you are about to feel.
Turn up the music and dance your heart out,
Move to the beat and go wild and feel like your out of sight.
This is your moment, don't let anyone take that away for you,
This is not happening too slow and i tell you that that's the truth.
Put some head phones on and go to your own world of greatness,
Bust a move like you never did before, I promise it's harmless.
Make your heart feel what I am feling right now and take my hand,
I promise that I will make you smile and scream with joy and stand.
Copyright © Roman Chebukin | Year Posted 2012
Mommy my dearest,
Walking on the plank,
Sharks circle nearest,
Pirates shout their chants.
Watched by the eldest,
Eyes drawing blank.
Cries from the youngest,
As she hits the bank.
Laughters fill the deck,
But not from the pirates,
Confusion hit the pack,
A shift in the climax.
Crews became silent,
Skies Turn to darkness,
A deadly sign sent,
Appearance Sea goddess.
Knees hit the floor,
Proud men into cowards,
Now to even the score,
See the Sea dogs cowed.
Mommy brought her pets,
Krakens and the killer whales,
Got their briggas wet,
Frighten whore males.
Our colour changed,
Beige to deep blue,
Cause great derange,
Retribution is upon you.
Copyright © Danesh Morgan | Year Posted 2013
Her look begged a thousand begs,
Such that i could not reach
Her as she trawled the stoney beach,
For ragged drowned things,
Such that i could not hear
Her cold water screech.
Copyright © Johnny Kiely | Year Posted 2012
life is a sea.
parents are the boats and ships which guide us.
we are the travelers there.
disasters are our enemies.
when a wind of anger blows,
when wind blows with sweet fragments,
it creates love and affection.
that time disaster runs off.
love and affection can change anybody,anything and in anywhere.
that's the power of love and affection.
spread the rain of love and affection.
lifewill be colorful.....
Copyright © lavanya ramamurthi | Year Posted 2014
A handsome rooster with red-breasted feathers, soft and lustrous,
and a head covered with golden plumage,
was too unhappy to sing about his age,
so he embarked on a long journey, sadly departing from his friends.
Thousands of miles over farms, vallies, villages and cities he flew,
seeking with all his strength an urban, bustling place...
to terminate that monotony, which made him too blue
and disunite himself from an ordinary life which implied bondage.
And roaring over majestic mountains, rolling hills and cities with skyscrapers,
he encountered suspicious and envious eagles that
challenged him with their vicious shrills, but he displayed no apparent rage...
still diving into luminous and transparent clouds.
The unhappy roosted had not rested for three long days,
and exhausted of flying, he decided to take a brief break by a bubbling stream;
his dry,wind-whipped eyes started to roll and he fell asleep...
and trancing and tossing, he rolled downhill into an harbor of sailing ships.
The well-rested rooster woke up around noon, finding himself in the lap
of a gorgeous boy and he was telling his mom kndly,
" I want this rooster, he can keep the lonesome and quite parrot company."
And she replied, "It's a not a pet, my son!" she explained.
Mothers always try to please their kids, and sometimes spoil them,
not according to their customs and bekiefs...fathers are much stricter than them.
"I'll take care of him and I'll feed him, and soon he'll be living on our ranch home."
"From now on, his name will be Harbor: the lovely place where I found him."
The gentle boy kept his promise and Harbor became family,
and the untalkative parrot tought that Harbor to say the same and exact words he said,
and as days went by, nobody knew how he could utter them humanly;
and how did they find out that Harbor was smater than any other rooster or even bird?
They actually heard them in a challenging conversation who could find a perfect mate
in the shortest time and the shrewd parrot would surely be a winner,
but to his surprise, Harbor, with his accumulated widdsom, sought in a nearby, sunny farm,
where chickens were raised and transported on an old air conditioner freighter.
Harbor looked around, and he didn't seem to like any chicks he saw;
was he about to give up on his search? Suddenly not! He trotted past the noisy barn,
and to his bewilderment, he spotted a beautiful chick on the grass below...
and gallantly accosted her, and with a chat, he started a romantic affair by keeping her warm.
Copyright © Andrew Crisci | Year Posted 2010
In their youth two have met
on a playgound with swings and sand.
Their paths were crossed many a time,
love blossomed to great dimensions
Till the day of recognition when he said,
"You must be mine.
As sailors of old, they have set the course
and from their destination veer they will not.
To achieve the objective, they may tack, to reach
the line of finish and a reward of a life of love.
As they may face gale force winds, there may be storms
even a bolt of lightning
Onward they sail toward the cherished prize.
Turbulent tossing of the sea swells confuse the way,
the out rushing tide opposes the shore bound progress
and the crash of the breakers drown out the rhythm of
two hearts in love.
The darkness comes creeping in deep hues,
tiny lights sparkle from windows where
Tables with food well laden.
Listen... for the sound of channel buoys
marking the way for travelers safe journey from distant shore.
With obstacles to great to face, block the way to havens needed.
For rest and safe housing for the lovers.
Out of the blackness... a shaft of light renewing hope in their hearts.
Madly in love, "there is a way"...cries the desperate man,
"We must follow the beam" as he takes her hand.
"I will guide you", he whispers .
Come with me now my dear, I will not leave you
for I need you beside me for the rest of our days...
The wind dying, tide has turned, the breakers are not crashing
and the goal is near.
The couple struggling through the surf and foam,
the bride-to-be falters, her sweetheart there,
with strength waning he carries her forth
till on barren beach they lie, spirits near broken
together they have succeeded to weather the storm.
Tis a church so beautifully decorated,
music wafting as bells ring to honor in celebration
of the day when two become one.
The couple joined by God smiling through tears of joy,
today is the day when fantasies turn real.
Sun shining brightly, birds sing of love
clouds hiding for bright is the future of two made one,
True love conquers foes unseen, the battle is waged and victory arrives
for the lovers who unite together... a common bond, a front,so formidably
formed that none can harm, no not even one.
The years passed, lives entwined...
the children have flown from nest secure,
grandchilden play by the side of the sea.
COPYRIGHT 2012 ACB
Copyright © Athena Beauchamp | Year Posted 2014
If I unbutton the first button of your shirt
Take off my dress
And push me to fall on your mattress
Before I make you sweat
After too much sweet Alvaro kisses
Let me have that burning pepper feel like am your Mrs
My appetite is now so wet
So wet just to chew that long hot sausage
If my crave is a movie, we will title it “the sage”
Cast your crew on me like we are shooting “the sage” in Soweto
Your eyes your camera,
My body your character
You are the director I am the actress
Say action and you I shall impress
Don’t be soft, get hard and press the actress to impress the press
First insect the first sliced cork of the sausage in my mouth
Pull the rest with the stick out as I pout
I will gladly take care of the rest
Just rest and don’t shout
Honey the sunset
Means for home we have to get set
We had good sets of laughter
I can’t wait for our next chapter
It will be long days without you my boo
And I will tell you about it next time you hold my books
Copyright © Selorm Tali | Year Posted 2015
loving with my heart only to be told i am not the one
loving with my soul
loving with my all
why even love at all
seeing you do not love me
the good times you remember no more
thrown away into the dark blue sea
the times we shared and you said you treasured
through thick and thin and bad weather
we weathered the storm together
now it is as you do not know me
also throw me into the dark blue sea
Copyright © autry emanuel | Year Posted 2013
Why does the sun die?
All captains view lively, rainy waves.
Endure quietly like a cold wind.
Why does the whale wave?
Endure swiftly like a misty breeze.
Why does the girl travel?
Shores endure like clear shores.
Golly gosh, loves!
Old, big ships roughly desire an old, rough shark.
Clear, old clouds swiftly command an old, small mast.
Courage, desolation, and faith.
The sail endures like a small mainland.
All gulls love misty, cold winds.
The captain sails like a stormy pirate.
The mainland rises like a clear seashell.
Copyright © Liza Salmon | Year Posted 2013
Usually I am dreaming
But today my thoughts
Were anxiously waiting
For my gut to kick in
To scratch my itch
If my aim is on target
Then my ambitions
Will find their ports
But If I stay here
I will not board anything
There will be no badges
Yea I feel I am a
Yacht on a voyage
I have summed my nautics
And now I m waiting
And quivering at sea
If I can cruise or sail
High waves can tip me over
Fright will sink me under
So shiver or trust
I don’t know where
My rudder will go
If I stay here
I will never know
And in isolation
How large my spirit is
And keep on day dreaming
In this fool’s paradise
Or sail on …
Copyright © Lionel Derbyshire | Year Posted 2016
The prickly pear cactus is frozen
And the plant has toppled over
As the temperature rises, clouds cover
And the plant thaws will it spring approval
In the spring will it be a trooper
With the instinct for survival all over
(This was the morning that Cody had phone calls at three AM and he didn't wake up to
answer them and I finally just got up. No excuse. I should have checked my work. Sara)
Copyright © Sara Kendrick | Year Posted 2010
ABC-THE OCEAN'S ALLURING COLOR
The ocean's alluring color
may appear to be aqua or blue;
it changes with the density of light,
and all its dazzling beauty it can endue
to make an amazing sight!
Hurtle as agile seagulls do
Over its rageful waves glide
Westward purple clouds meet a dawning sun
Beware of the furious wind when it howls
Eeastward the sloggish moon approches
Another night filled with mysterious sounds
Utter nothing to yourself, move forward
Trees hide owls with their scary coos
Inside the moon's sphere many faces appear
Funny how they look staring at the bright ocean
Urging it to turn dark, so they can easily rule
Long enough to captivate the human mind!
CLASSIC ALLITERATION-CREATION OF THE OCEAN
Once the ocean was a huge valley,
then God made it rain...it wasn't folly;
for countless days and nights it came down
as it was filled to capacity an early dawn.
But there's was something missing,
and God thought, " Beautiful fishes I will place into it:
from big to small to give it life everlasting."
So that divine thought gave the Earth another aspect!
Copyright © Andrew Crisci | Year Posted 2011
Like a whiff of pungent smoke
The inner song dies
in chorus of sharp tongues.
Anger beats the wall
causes no beginning,
A naked shadow burns.
The voice on the edge of truth
jumps in the dust of lies
like a firebird
bathes in immortal grief.
For deliverance from the depravity,
one who calls you a name.
How I longed to invoke
a time outside the space!
Copyright © Satish Verma | Year Posted 2008
Take me to where the oceans breathe life
Where the sea and land meets
Where the body’s stress can run off by the flow of water
In a stream of joy and happiness
Take me where the moon and meet the earth
In the clouds where they rap around the earth
As the sea floats the spirit of life
Take me where the wind blows through nature and returns back to and back again
In natures Seven Wonders of the World
Take me where you subtract three you get the four elements that has created
Where they combined at one point to created something soft as the earth we walk on
To something that is strong as a diamond
Take me where your flawless state is molded in precious hands
Every detail is taken into a count
And After its done it presents a masterpiece like no other
Take me where the mountains meet the door of heaven
And show me what God graces has to offer after serving him
Take me and show me who I am
From the boy I play childish games
To a Man where I put those games away
Take me on the wings of a dove gracefully over the backdrop of the northern lights
Take me here and there
Show me what the world is
Then take me back to you because that far enough I want to b taken
Copyright © Charlston Manning | Year Posted 2009
On crimson swells of naïveté,
Ebbing wings of shattered
Ecru mists of blissful doubt,
Blanketed in stars.
Breathless sighs of wine and
Forcing silence amidst the
Pale reflection drowns the past,
Shelter from the storm.
Longing for a champagne
Praying not to ache, anymore,
Torn between the evil known,
And the enigma stranger still.
Verdant cuffs, ankles bound,
Gazing upward, sinking down,
A single tear, mirrored sky,
Icy hot and sugar spun,
Whipped syrah, damage done.
Shades of perfume blind the
Distorted bubbles of innocence,
Eyes wide open, shells of virgin
Broken bonds, jaded chains,
One soul spawned from two.
Ebon wings, emerald train,
Beauty born of self-loathing
Legend, lore, fantasy,
Release in taffy whirls.
Sanguine ombré, lipstick dawn,
Island, peace, to sun upon.
Siren dipped in ruby seas,
This vampire's seductive song.
Wondering once what might
Never to hate, to dance again,
Regretting nothing, ever, more,
Than fighting destiny.
Years, decades, eons by,
Only once a tear to escape her
Shattered on the ocean floor,
Scattered, like the life she led
Copyright © Evonne Van Gundy | Year Posted 2013
Staring down at the blue water
Smell the salt air
The climb to the top was almost too much to bare
Closing your eyes remembering wading in the freezing water
Wondering if this was the end of your life
Arms extending as your heart takes flight
Feeling your feet about to slip
But in his arms you will never slip
Your weight shifts as your heart begins to pound
Now you remember the fall
You remember the wind sweeping past your face
As no sound could escape your lungs.
Accept the fall.
Knowing his arms were not strong enough to keep you from the waters below
The nights spent crying as you felt your heart dying
Cold water froze a beating heart
In an instant warmth wraps around you
Strength pulls you in
As words whisper so softly you swear it was the wind
Beautiful darling, you can only fall towards me
Eyes widen to find the deep cold sea
As far down as it ever could be
You lean into him, feeling the warmth of the sun above
Enjoying every moment, every smile, and every second look
For the first time in a long time
You no longer fear the sea below
You no longer wait for the pain
For the day may come where you are freezing in the waters
But after a climb unlike the rest
Your lungs will fill with the warmest breath
And a love that will be your best
Copyright © sejia Valo | Year Posted 2012
1,000 Angels Chanting
about watercolor dreams
painting a picture
Copyright © Eva J Tortora | Year Posted 2006
Oh, I wish you would leave her.
I love you so.
Her power much more powerful
If she calls to you
like a servant ... you go.
The days are so long
the nights unbearable.
How could you want her more
Holding on to the last tear
I look at the moon,
wanting you near...
I whisper your name
it is carried away in the wind...
you would leave her....
How can this be
I cannot compete
with the sea....
Copyright © Athena Beauchamp | Year Posted 2014
The sea, she is my wooman,
She laughs and waves,
The sea, she be beautiful but deadly,
To sailors like I.
She calls to me,
Begs me to sail again,
Across her body of water.
She sings to me,
Day after night,
Night after day,
She be trying to lure me away.
That day will come,
When her voice reaches me heart,
I will go after her,
To sail de sea once more.
Copyright © Serina Hetrick | Year Posted 2016
Never Seen A better Angel
I could touch the Sky
Never Seen a Better Angel
than I did tonight....
Copyright © Eva J Tortora | Year Posted 2006
I was not there
where you are.
Non-stop travel, half the world
to meet you.
Outdoors alone in my homeless home
tonight I will talk to you in sleep
from the smoking hurts.
Trespassing the forbidden line
to the drowned boat,
I am opening the dark sails.
Hope and the sea
apprenticed to pluck the shells
from the eyes, I am wandering on beach.
Copyright © Satish Verma | Year Posted 2008