The Sea Frightens Me

the sea frightens me
the immensity of it
the power of it
so I treat it like a god

the sea is like a beast
the rise and fall of breath
and tide and blood
consume my fantasy

we came from the sea
and it returns for us
a predator of storms
ship wrecked memories

the sea contains it all
and bleaches every bone
concealing destiny
and all that used to be

I hear the roar of lions
no restive tide for me
I much prefer dark water
beside a stalwart tree

by Barry Middleton

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Comments (1)

The ocean hold the power of Lord God and to be respect. They also contain bounty of the Father and to be thanked