Poem By Michelle Tiddy
The ocean, calm and soothing
Fast and furious. Cruel and kind.
Is there anything more mysterious
Than the never ending depths
Of this unforgiving brine?
A passage home, an escape route.
A provider, a destroyer, a soother.
So many guises, so many forms
Enveloping so many secrets
Instigating so many storms
Of course it has beauty
And holds beauty in its arms
So many amazing creatures
So many wonderful charms
Taunting, pulling, teasing, begging
How I love the ocean
The way it draws me in
Further and futher into paradise
Tingling upon my warm skin
I am happy only when I'm close to its prize
A truly magnificent beast
Strength second to none, yet gentle
When it sparkles in the sun
I am always in awe and will always
Respect this colourful seducer
So, crash upon the shore!
Swirl with passionate undertows
Be angry, be calm, be majestic
Never cease your hold on my heart
And carry my love, to where, who knows?