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Beauty on Both Sides

March 27, 2018
By Edie M GOLD, Northfield, Minnesota
Edie M GOLD, Northfield, Minnesota
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I secured my snorkel
Adjusted my goggles
And dipped under the surface
Exploring the shallow depths
I followed each fish home
I poked at each sea plant
I was entranced
By the simplest of creatures
I passed on my gear
To my father
Wishing to provide him
With the alluring beauty of the sea
Despite my positive intentions
I was reluctant
To give up this treasure
But then I looked up
At the empty yet overflowing sky
Painted with tufts of cloud
Whiter than snow
I saw my brother and father
In awe of the underwater biome
Just as I had been moments before
And I thought,
As the current gently pulled
At my floating self,
"They're missing it."

The author's comments:

I had been snorkeling and swimming on an island off Puerto Rico, and once I stopped snorkeling to enjoy the blue Sky above I was immediately inspired t write this poem.

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Chloe said...
on Apr. 10 2018 at 11:56 am
You should write more on pc xx

Chloe said...
on Apr. 10 2018 at 11:55 am
Hey it's Chloe (introvertedextrovert)from pc this is really good