The sea

The sea
Unfathomable
Yet we wage war on it
Three-quarters of the Earth's surface
Unknown
Pollution and overfishing
Will kill all the oceans
But do we care...
Enough?

Prompt: The Writer’s Corner poetry prompt: The Sea

About peNdantry

Phlyarologist (part-time) and pendant. Campaigner for action against anthropogenic global warming (AGW) and injustice in all its forms. Humanist, atheist, notoftenpist. Wannabe poet, writer and astronaut.
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20 Responses to The sea

  1. I always wonder how we decide what we care about and what we choose to disregard.

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  2. You raise a question, one of many about how we care or not care for our planet. But I want to focus on the poem – it’s very good. Indeed, better than just good!

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  3. Perhaps you should ask this question to the large scale fishing industry…

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  4. uzzawal1911 says:

    Thinking about this and the plastic pollution we are causing hurts me a lot. We are taking away from the natural beauty of the planet, the earth will recover in its huge timeline in its own way, it is is who might suffer.

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  5. The answer is no. No we don’t care enough.

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  6. miniworldto says:

    well said, loved it!
    https://lessonoflife.online/ i would love to stay connected make a visit is possible.

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  7. Gray Dawster says:

    It is very true, there are countless stories covering pollution in our seas and yet, still we see the damage caused by immeasurable means, plastic being just one of the heavy polluters these days.

    One can only imagine the horrors of the deep and I am not referring to any undiscovered sea monsters in this thought, no, for sure there will be nuclear waste down there, amongst all the other nasties. The mind boggles at what man will come up with next to destroy our planet for future, hopeful future generations.

    Hey, your book looks pretty good on the surface, I had a quick blast over to Amazon to take a look, and is a reasonable price tag too, I’m thinking you must be rolling in it by now, and perhaps looking to write a sequel? I have pondered the idea of writing a book myself many times, my goodness I certainly have the material for one, two, three, possibly even fourteen of them :)

    Have a good day Sir.

    Andro

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    • pendantry says:

      If you believe I’m ‘rolling in it’ then I think you must be thinking of some substance other than the one I am. If you do choose to read my book, I hope you find it time well spent. At this point in time I’m pretty sure that ‘Volume One in a Series of One’ will prove to be true… it’s the product of many years of effort (would be the marketing spiel) and, at the same time, it contains almost all of my creative writing output over the last two decades. I don’t think there’s any more left in me.

      If there’s one thing I’ve learnt, it’s that writing is hard work for very little reward. But if you have the material already, another thing I’ve learned is that it’s fairly easy, these days, to make your words available to others. (Check out my series of wibblettes ‘How to make an ebook‘, in which I relate the tale of how I did that myself.) Getting others to actually read the words, though, is a knack I’ve not yet discovered….

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      • Gray Dawster says:

        I will take a look at your invaluable insight into publishing, it is indeed hard to make a foothold in the world of Indie Authors being that there’s just so many to choose from.

        The majority of what I have seen in the Indie market is rather poor but there are some excellent writers out there that have made lots of money in publishing their work in this way.

        The old way was even harder and became more of a vanity experience rather than a money making one. I mean sure, let’s have our very own book on our bookshelf, but if it’s one that we had to pay for, in say 500 copies of the same idea then what is the point, it just makes the publishers that much richer whilst the author stays relatively poor, oh unless he / she can sell their own copies of course.

        I’m being a big critic I know, but for the good writers amongst us it must be a nice feeling to have ones own work published and available to read, of course like you say, getting a readership that will help sell lots of said books is another thing entirely.

        I do wish you well in future sales of your own book, and I hope that it is already doing excellently.

        Andro

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        • pendantry says:

          If I remove my socks then I have enough digits available to enumerate the number of Pounds Sterling I’ve earned in royalties from the sales of my book. I strongly suspect that if my book ever makes any decent money it will be long after I’m dead.

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          • Gray Dawster says:

            You never know, there could be an influx of sales just around the next corner. I think it’s a great accomplishment to get a book published, even by doing it ourselves and if we make any money out of it, then that’s a bonus.

            I will have to think again and maybe try doing a book sometime soon, indeed the bulk of my work has been very busy collecting cobwebs for years, so perhaps it’s time to reinvent myself :) lol

            Andro

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          • pendantry says:

            Eat the peach! Bite the bullet! Wind the frog!

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  8. Gray Dawster says:

    This is very good advice from a published author, I will try those, well maybe the frog can take care of its own flatulence but I can certainly try to succeed in the other two :) lol

    Andro

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