General Poetry posted June 30, 2019

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An uplifting close encounter.

My Time With A Turtle

by LisaMay

The sea’s sun-dappled surface is shining.
I slip into the soft, silken blue
that caresses with its touch.
Submerged, my gaze alights on you.

A turtle! A creature mysterious. 
How lucky am I to be here
in your underwater realm 
to witness you swimming so near.

With a gentle stroke, so smoothly,
the water could be air 
as you steer with wing-like flippers –
and all I can do is stare. 

How close will you let me approach
as you glide through the water?
You turn, and I sparkle pure joy,
feeling like Neptune’s daughter.

Your carapace colours are varied
and marbled to blend with the reef.
The teardrop-shaped shell
is a comment upon your grief.

The water’s polluted with plastic;
a horrible fact, that is true.
You’re a symbol of good luck and longevity:
I do hope it holds true for you! 


Rhyming Poem writing prompt entry
Writing Prompt
Write a four line six stanza rhyming poem about nature. second and fourth line in each stanza must rhyme.
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