Tolerance Poem – The Sea

Tolerance Poem - The Sea

The Sea is a tolerance poem, a reflection on how we judge and discriminate every day. At least, most of us do, unlike the sea.

The Sea – a Tolerance Poem

As I sit by the shore I try to learn the ways of the ocean
how to slap, embrace, twirl, curl and cook up a potion.
I know she knows the rays of the winds and the saints
how sinners like me are never winners, yet she paints

the beach red, heave after peeve, never she tires of tides,
high and low, millions of fish in tow, and I know she never hides
her face or turns a shoulder to shun a boulder or eject a reject
but stirring sinners and winners, yes, that's her pet project.

As I ponder my very petty nature, waves tickle my toes and kiss
my calves and his and hers, indiscriminate, that's what she is
with her love and breath, her rage and the fire I so admire
not like my detection, the woeful selection I choose inspire

upon him and her and them. Trust me, they can never be like us,
how dare they prey on what is ours. I say, throw them off the bus.
As she wets my breath and steals my thoughts of us and them
her undiscerning yearning for me and him and her and them

sweeps in.

(12) Comments

  1. This is really powerful stuff. I love the imagery. It’s very haunting.

  2. Wow, these are great words. The ocean is so powerful and I appreciate this, especially with a lot of controversy going on today. Keep up the good work!

  3. fabulous poem! i love the imagery of the waves tickling the toes and kissing the calves. keep up the good work.

    Joy at The Joyous Living

  4. Subhashish Roy says:

    Beautiful poem with such a great message. It makes you look back at ourselves and ponder over our actions. And wonder where we stand.

  5. Great poem. It really makes you think. I like poems like this.

  6. Melanie williams says:

    I love to read a bit of poetry every now and again. This was a lovely read and thank you for sharing for sure xx

  7. Mm…hhhmmm….we need more of what the seas and oceans do to us and for us! So much hate everywhere.

  8. It’s a brilliant piece of writing. I love the depth of this poem.

  9. This poem is really powerful! I love your poems. I hope you can publish more of them!

    1. Thank you, Emman!

  10. katrina Kroeplin says:

    the sea can be kind and yet be your worst enemy. at the same time the sea is beautiful. it can be a very confusing place. beautiful poem.

  11. very deep, but beautiful. you are so lucky to express yourself differently. keep this up 🙂

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