Unknown Depths

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

A poem about our strange relationship with the oceans.

Unknown Depths


When I look at the ocean,
I perceive the force of life
in water reaching out to
the planet. Yet, there’s
also the current of
destruction, waiting far
beneath the waves, beyond
the caress of the sun, in
endless darkness.
Living next to the cold
realm of creatures,
evolved into nightmarish
aliens, that hide in the
cracks of a reality,
so close, yet so distant.

When the waves lap
at my feet, I wonder
about our shared future,
and ask a simple question:
“Who should have the

Submitted: July 01, 2021

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Donald Harry Roberts


Thu, July 1st, 2021 11:18am


Thanks Donald.

Thu, July 1st, 2021 5:26am


That was really good

Thu, July 1st, 2021 3:13pm


Thanks for your kind feedback.

Thu, July 1st, 2021 12:19pm

Mike S.

Excellent poem, Bert--yep, it's so familiar yet so alien at the same time

Thu, July 1st, 2021 6:53pm


Thanks for your comment, Mike.

Thu, July 1st, 2021 12:20pm


I'm guess the nightmareish aliens would not have any nightmares, 'cause they possibly are not able to. Most monster are something TO fear. Not something THAT fears. But that's just my opinion. Loved the poem though.

Thu, July 1st, 2021 7:11pm


Thank you for your comment. I am glad you liked the poem. Knowing what we are doing to our oceans, I 'm afraid those sea creatures have reason to fear the future.

Thu, July 1st, 2021 12:22pm

tom mcmullen

Very perceptive Bert!

Fri, July 2nd, 2021 7:52am


Thanks for your kind words, Tom.

Fri, July 2nd, 2021 3:20am

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