She steals along a golden shore

    Beneath a sombre leaden sky

And decks the beach with stray decor

    Withdrawing with a whispered sigh.


But her emotions, we know well,

    Will shift and change at lightning speed

And then her waves will rise and swell

    With urgency that meets her need.


In fathomed depths, beneath her waves,

    And far from human sight or reach,

Abandoned wrecks and human graves

    Each rot in their secluded niche.


The inconstant nature of the sea

    With other elements combined -

Show clearly both to you and me

    Their strength above we humankind.


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