She steals along a golden shore

    Beneath a sombre leaden sky.

Thundering waves both crash and roar,

    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.

 

Fathoms deep 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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