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Heart of The Sea

The heart of the sea is a mother's heart
She is the great ancestral mother of all life on the planet
Deep within the mysterious waters of her womb
she conceived and gave birth to the first life form
which evolved into more complex organisms
that live on the land and in the air

She is an essential part of the planet's ecosystem
feeding the clouds which bring rain and snow
that sustain life on the earth
Through tiny ocean plants and photosynthesis
she removes carbon dioxide from the air
and converts it to more than one half of the oxygen
in the earth's atmosphere

She is the great food provider to the planet
having her own internal food chain
with tiny phytoplankton at the lower end
and enormous sharks and whales at the upper end
She feeds creatures from the land and air 
that venture to fish in her waters

She is a thing of beauty even in her enraged fury
with massive waves towering over a hundred feet
and the seething white foam of her waters
This has been her action
even before the advent of man on the planet
Man must respect her behaviour 
or suffer death and destruction if he does not

She is a thing of beauty in her calm stillness under the setting sun
which lights up the evening sky in its glorious splendour
and paints a glistening beam of light on the water's surface
in line with the sun and surrounds it
with brilliant colours of the rainbow


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  1. Date: 12/28/2013 6:54:00 AM
    Enjoyed the poem and congrats on the win,John

  1. Date: 12/27/2013 1:47:00 AM
    John.. CONGRATULATIONS -thank you for supporting my contest. Wishing you the best when it comes to Health and Happiness, this coming New Year! xox..Linda

  1. Date: 12/13/2013 4:42:00 AM
    Hi John,congratulations on your win xx

  1. Date: 12/12/2013 12:33:00 PM
    All the poetry submitted was heartfelt. From love throughout life to love in the depths of death with reflections of nature. You are all deserving First Place Winners and I thank you for entering your favorites in my contest.

  1. Date: 12/8/2013 8:00:00 PM
    John, , Congratulations on 'Your own favorite poem contest." I truly miss reading and scanning poems from the winning contest list. Hope you are well! Always & Forever * Linda

    beharry Avatar john beharry
    Date: 12/9/2013 9:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Linda for you comment. You are doing a great job at the "soup". Best wishes! Have a wonderful day!
  1. Date: 12/2/2013 8:38:00 AM
    Congrats on the win, John

    beharry Avatar john beharry
    Date: 12/9/2013 9:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Dr Mehta. I saw your age mentioned somewhere. I must say you look fantastic for your age. I appreciate your support. Have a superb day!
  1. Date: 12/2/2013 5:58:00 AM
    - Congratulations on your winning poem in the contest: - A favorite poem of yours! -by Giorgio V. - A clear favorite poem! - Well done, John !! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

    beharry Avatar john beharry
    Date: 12/9/2013 9:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Anne Lise for your compliment and being there. I appreciate it. Have a delightful day!
  1. Date: 11/11/2013 4:52:00 AM
    Congratulations on the win, John

    beharry Avatar john beharry
    Date: 12/9/2013 9:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Dr Mehta, Have a blessed day!
  1. Date: 11/10/2013 9:43:00 PM
    John... Congratulations, thanks for the support..... ~SKAT~ LOVE

    beharry Avatar john beharry
    Date: 12/9/2013 9:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    THank you, Skat. I enjoyed taking part in the contest. Have a pleasant day!
  1. Date: 11/7/2013 12:14:00 PM
    Nice win John * HUGS & LOVE <3 ~SKAT~

    beharry Avatar john beharry
    Date: 12/9/2013 9:33:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Skat. All the best to you! Have a nice day!
  1. Date: 11/6/2013 7:08:00 PM
    JOHN. ... CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR WINNING POEM!!! awesome :) LUV~ LINDA

    beharry Avatar john beharry
    Date: 12/9/2013 9:34:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Linda. Have a marvellous day!
  1. Date: 11/6/2013 4:18:00 PM
    Here is a poet who knows how to place one word after another and produce a winning entry. Congratulations and respect are both in order.... Jake

    beharry Avatar john beharry
    Date: 12/9/2013 9:35:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Jake for your kind comment. Have a pleasant day!
  1. Date: 11/5/2013 5:53:00 PM
    this was really quite an epic piece; I think you covered all the various facets and moods of the sea; classy writing - congrats! :)

    beharry Avatar john beharry
    Date: 12/9/2013 9:37:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Charlotte. I really enjoyed composing this poem. I view it as one of my best. Have a beautiful day!