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Deserts, Oceans and Tundras

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Below is the poem entitled Deserts, Oceans and Tundras which was written by poet Shadow Hamilton. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Deserts, Oceans and Tundras

In the vast deserts life struggles
clinging on by their toe nails
short scrubby plants poke out
a hot haven for scorpions

See the marks in the red sand
of where a snake slithered by
side winding its way over
the baking hot sands of dunes


Here all life is sparse
only the fit surviving

Yet in the vast oceans
life teems with brilliance
various colourful corals
with sparkling little fish

Immense whales roam at will
see their water sprouts
gushing up in fountains
as silently they glide by


shoals of fish darting by
seaweed lazily waving

Then there are the snowy tundras
life here too is for the fittest
majestic polar bear with cubs
fishing at an air hole in the ice

Penguin's scurrying as fast as they can
they have no intention of being supper
sea lions lay on the rocky snowy shores
here to mate and give birth to pups


The wolf pack roaming far and wide
searching for their  elusive next meal

As I travel these places in my mind
I am struck by how alike our lives are
we go through hard times as we traverse
the winding paths set before us

Then there are the times of plenty
when all is sunny and delightful
a time to enjoy and even to reflect
to give thanks that all is so good

On to the winter which comes to all
a time too of hardship and being slow
the sense of life starting to wind down
the reluctance acceptance as we near the end


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  1. Date: 10/17/2013 6:39:00 PM
    Hi Shadow, it looks like you have been inspired. This is really good, shadow

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 10/17/2013 7:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Ty Richard for your charming review I respect and appreciate your feedback Shadow x smile hugs
  1. Date: 10/15/2013 11:16:00 AM
    Oh this is amazing free verse poetry,Shadow,, you sure write as it is,,, just love this soup mail...

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 10/15/2013 11:24:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi Harry Ty I thought it was free verse glad you agree no soup mail yet from you? ty for your time and kind review Shadow x smile
  1. Date: 10/14/2013 6:49:00 PM
    That was a real traveling verse I enjoyed visiting the places you took us. Light & Love

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 10/15/2013 11:26:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Lol Debbie I love just wandering ty for enjoying Shadow x smile
  1. Date: 10/14/2013 5:05:00 PM
    What a wonderful poem you have written here Shadow, so filled with the ups and downs of nature. Yes people are alike all over the world, have the same needs, so why do we keep killing each other?. Great read, my friend....peter

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 10/15/2013 11:28:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    avarice and greed Peter Ty for lovely review so inspiring Shadow x smile
  1. Date: 10/14/2013 4:46:00 PM
    very intense write from you...the journey, regardless of the path all must come to an end the same....great poem Shadow...I enjoyed the voyage through your beautiful images!

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 10/15/2013 11:30:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi Sandra Ty for traveling with me glad you enjoyed it Shadow x smile
  1. Date: 10/14/2013 12:02:00 PM
    I agree with you Shadow, as we draw nearer to the end, acceptance comes easier, and the letting go becomes our right of passage, enjoyed your poem today, have a blessed day hugs xxx

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 10/14/2013 2:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi Vienna Ty for your time and nice review Shadow x smile
  1. Date: 10/14/2013 11:21:00 AM
    Great work about the topic of life and the times of its end..Enjoyed reading this one today..Thanks for stopping by..Your comments are uplifting..Sara

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 10/14/2013 2:33:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Sara glad you enjoyed it Shadow x smile
  1. Date: 10/14/2013 10:13:00 AM
    What a tremendous journey into the inner self, Shadow

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 10/14/2013 2:35:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi Dr Ram yes it took it's own turn lol was not the ending I first intended Ty for your time reading Shadow x smile