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woe is the sea





                              something grabs my leg

                          plastic bag churned by the tide

                                 ocean clings for life








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Date: 1/30/2019 6:48:00 PM
wow, that last line is super fine, Maureen!! Congrats in the contest
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Maureen McGreavy
Date: 1/31/2019 7:36:00 AM
Thank you! ;) xomo
Date: 1/28/2019 7:49:00 PM
Clever haiku Mo, I never liked anything grabbing my leg in the ocean, especially not pollution! Congratulation on your winning placement!
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Maureen McGreavy
Date: 1/29/2019 7:27:00 AM
Thank you Tania! An older poem sorta on topic, I wanted to share this one with you, delighted with my placement, thank you again! :) xomo
Date: 1/28/2019 7:38:00 PM
Way to highlight the dire situation of the ocean pollution, Maureen. Well done.
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Maureen McGreavy
Date: 1/29/2019 7:29:00 AM
Thank you Line! :)) xomo
Date: 6/4/2018 2:15:00 PM
I like Maureen…Have you entered it in the Ocean/sea haiku contest?
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Maureen McGreavy
Date: 6/4/2018 4:46:00 PM
Thank you! I entered what I've since titled downstream due :) xomo
Date: 6/1/2018 10:51:00 AM
Really moved me. Best Wishes
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Maureen McGreavy
Date: 6/1/2018 1:56:00 PM
Wonderfiul, thank you Anisha, and you :) xomo
Date: 5/29/2018 5:32:00 PM
wow, very effective to grab a point. like the haiku, Maureen...
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Maureen McGreavy
Date: 5/30/2018 6:26:00 AM
Thank you Eve, xomo
Date: 5/26/2018 7:18:00 AM
oh how destructive man is Mo - I feel choked reading your poem so few words really do say so much:-( hugs Jan xx
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Maureen McGreavy
Date: 5/26/2018 8:49:00 AM
<3 thank you xomo
Date: 5/23/2018 10:19:00 AM
It just sounds perfect, Maureen.
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Maureen McGreavy
Date: 5/23/2018 1:14:00 PM
Thank you so much Mark! :) xomo!
Date: 5/16/2018 10:28:00 AM
This really stirs up feelings. Well done Maureen! :)
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Maureen McGreavy
Date: 5/17/2018 9:41:00 AM
Thank you Heidi :) I thought this when I felt this, thanks to soup's influence I finally got around to writing it ;) xomo!
Date: 5/11/2018 11:08:00 AM
Hello Maureen. This is wonderfully executed in format voice and tone. I very much enjoyed the theme and saddened at the same time of pollution of this wonder. Shame on people. Never a dull moment at sea. Well done
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Maureen McGreavy
Date: 5/17/2018 9:35:00 AM
Thank you Lisa. It was a beautiful trip but this is probably the strongest memory, so affecting. A lovely day to you! xomo
Date: 5/9/2018 8:47:00 PM
Ingeniously imagined and imaged. Environmental message in poetic garments. Bravo! :) Gershon
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Maureen McGreavy
Date: 5/10/2018 8:13:00 AM
I was in the Caribean years ago when I experienced this, I can only imagine it's far worse now. It entered my mind at the time that the bags tangled in my legs felt like a drowning ocean clinging to be saved, only took a decade or so write ;)
Date: 5/8/2018 1:30:00 PM
Oh, Maureen - how I have written, talked and cried about pollution. Every time we go to a lake or beach, plastic bags are everywhere and it breaks my heart. So ... I love your haiku for saying what is true and needs to be said. Thank you! Poetry hugs ... CayCay
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Maureen McGreavy
Date: 5/9/2018 5:34:00 AM
We write about what means the most to us, what breaks our hearts, thank you CayCay. I think we might be paralyzed by our grief if we didn't have poetry <3 xomo
Date: 5/8/2018 7:33:00 AM
Well captured Maureen--Ocean has become a dumping ground!
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Maureen McGreavy
Date: 5/8/2018 7:36:00 AM
The ultimate downstream. x
Date: 5/7/2018 11:10:00 PM
Brilliant hakiu Maureen, and the ocean will continue to die if we don't start cleaning up now. Tom.
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Maureen McGreavy
Date: 5/8/2018 7:18:00 AM
Thank you Tom. Seems I'm too sad to write of the ocean's beauty, all I come up with is woe. xo