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Author Name: PremiumPoetrydad1 2 Comments
Date Added: March 07, 2021 16:03:05 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Starting 5 Feet Below
As a boy, I looked above
and dreamt of those worlds beyond. 
Those worlds so far, the risks so dear; 
Adventures there for me to love.

That dream faded in reality;
But the heartís desire remained.
Were there still  places to explore?
To seek new worlds, All unrestrained.

At age 19 , my answer came.
The worlds I sought were not above.
  In the Navy, o'erseas, on a boat,
  The world I sought was... 5 feet below!

Since then Iíve logged two thousand hours.
  Iíve "flownĒ throughout my world of blue. 
I've been amazed by natureís art,
Its stunning texture, variety and hue.

Strangely, this is a place of history,
Where clues are hid from sight.
Ancient worlds of eonís mystery,   
Or sunken vessels from warís fight.

    So much to learn, So much to see.
  All within this world of blue.
        Our lives depend upon itís health   
        Explore it, Enjoy it, Preserve the sea.
Bruce A. Peaslee
©March 2021
Author's Notes:
I have been an avid scuba diver for decades (Navy trained) and for me it provided many wonderful memories and opportunities.
  At 70 though, those experiences are now in my past.  But those experiences are still vivid..
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Comment By: FreeBarbara Demasson on April 3, 2021 11:28:34 PM Report

You've peaked my interest. I do hope you will share more of your experiences through poetry. I have always loved the sea and all it holds. Just today I watched a lengthy program describing many aspects of the sea. I've enjoyed your poem.


~Barbara D.

Comment By: AdminRichardM on March 8, 2021 01:43:06 AM Report


Love this message, Bruce, well done!

So very good to see you again!

Thanks for sharing!



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