Giants of Gravity

O monolithic bones - life magnified.
In Millennial mists what gravity defied?
While you who shook the earth  have turned to oil
Somehow we can't forget your great turmoil
And left to probe the mystery in our psyche
Of how and why you disappeared from sight
Can wonder if Earth's forces changed against you
And plunged you to extinction overnight

If memory of our fear would disappear
Leviathan bones proclaim,  once you were here.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2014

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Date: 10/21/2014 1:22:00 PM
Great topic to write about, Suzanne! A piece that sounds like fantasy, but what was actually once reality. Another interesting to ponder about is how they got enough oxygen in their massive bodies? Their nostrils were the size of a horse and yet they themselves were immense... perhaps the oxygen content was more rich back then?
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Suzanne Delaney
Date: 10/21/2014 8:19:00 PM
Hi Timothy: Thanks for giving my older poems some attention. Yes I have wondered about their great size and think that perhaps they were amphibious or lived in large pools breathing with gills like whales. Floating like that they would have exerted much less, decreasing their need for oxygen. Since no soft tissue remains it leaves a lot for speculation?
Date: 6/6/2014 5:55:00 AM
I used to love dinosaurs when I was growing up... lovely imagery here and very thought-provoking (and we don't see enough use of the word "Leviathan"). Thanks for sharing!
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Suzanne Delaney
Date: 6/7/2014 1:44:00 AM
yes I was always fascinated about them. After I learned about gravity I wondered how they suppoerted such a great weight and came to the conclusion that the terrain must have been like a huge everglades and that they must have been supported by waterways with their long necks to keep their heads above water,