Song of the Ocean

This is my poem for the literacy challenge at my school. Everyone is required to submit a poem, it must be on something that has to do with the environment. Criteria would be much appreciated, thanks!

published on April 2712 reads 11 readers 29 completed

Song of the Ocean

I am the ocean and I must speak on my behalf
Just listen closely, and please do not laugh
This is a serious matter we must talk about today
For it is for your crimes that I'm having to pay
Look at all the trouble you've caused for the animals here
Now they have nothing but their own home to fear
The oil spills, the over-fishing, murdering the sharks
Why do you not treat the ocean like one of your clean parks?
My animals are dying, and it's all your fault
My waters are polluted, once made of pure salt
The oil spills come too fast, way too often
The salmon are prematurely heading to their coffin
Why all the over-fishing, have you nothing better to do?
The predators are crying, "Where's our food going to?"
My lovely inhabitants, my precious animals
They're all disappearing, because of you cannibals
Plastic bags, empty water bottle, scrap papers, oh my!
Why all this litter just floating by?
Wait, what's that I see? Is it a dolphin on the sand?
And around its neck, there's some sort of band
The dolphin is dying, laying there on the ground
Because of that band, it makes not a single sound
And there, it's an orca, but is it alright?
Of course not, he's nearly dying of fright!
There's one of your kind nearby, ready to kill
For blubber and fat - it just makes me ill
A turtle, it's swimming, but swimming through muck
Because of your oil spills, it has horrible luck
The once green turtle has now turned black
And soon enough, it's her eyesight she will lack
Oh no, there's a shark caught in a net!
You humans will cut off his fins, I bet
The shark falls back into my waters with a splash
But all the poor thing can do is lash
He's bleeding too much, and he can swim no more
Why are you creatures so obsessed with gore?
I can't take it anymore, no, not at all!
Watching my animals, one by one, fall
You think they are the monsters, but in fact, they're not
You're the ones who are monsters, stealing all they've got
Shelter, food, friends and family too
Yet up there, in your world, all you do is coo
Our oxygen is fading, and what about yours?
Without the ocean, in bad chemicals pour
Your world will grow weary and sick, just like ours
Time is running out, how fast fly the hours!
What can we do? Why, absolutely nothing!
Right now, you might say, that we are bluffing
But no, we are not, it's as plain as the dawn
Because, by then, our world will already be gone
I have no more song, nothing to sing
Except of all the chaos you humans bring
So if this doesn't stop, or come to an end
You'll leave me alone, without a single friend
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Princess_Twilight
Wow! The Queen of Narnia is a poet! This is a really good poem, I actually started taking your side and was thinking why humans do this to the ocean. I dont even like seafood! Ocean=water water=give human life therefore ocean is life but instead, people torture it and its friends. Well written!
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Queen_of_Narnia
Really? Thank-you!

Yeah, we don't even realize what we're doing the poor ocean.

Seafood? I sort of like it. It's okay. Too much=No! XD
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Princess_Twilight
The skin with the legs hanging down.
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I_Am_A_Phoenix
How is shrimp creepy? DX
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Princess_Twilight
I think its creepy.
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tylnapp
Shrimp is interesting in small increments.
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Princess_Twilight
I dont know. XD Im kind of scared of it, too.
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I_Am_A_Phoenix
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HATE SHRIMP

HOW DO YOU HATE SHRIMP
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Princess_Twilight
Ugh, I hate shrimp and Im terrified of Octopus, fish, lobsters, crabs, and rays (rays are cute though).
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Awesome_Rockstar
This is really good, Kath!

I didn't know you were a poet!
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Queen_of_Narnia
Thanks ^_^

XD Whaaaat?
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Awesome_Rockstar
Of course I mean it.

Yeesh, Kath.

Yes you are. It's very plain to see. @Queen_of_Narnia
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Queen_of_Narnia
Heh.

Thanks!

Do you really mean it?

I'm not...
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tylnapp
It is an interesting perspective on the issues of human society on the local ecosystems in most areas around the world. Well done.
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Queen_of_Narnia
Thank-you! ^_^

I really don't deserve praise though.

You do!
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Queen_of_Narnia
Of course you are. I am certain. @tylnapp
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tylnapp
Am I though?
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Queen_of_Narnia
*Nods*

See, you are a great writer!

Yes, that's all true. @tylnapp
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tylnapp
*Stops, and contemplates on the subject quietly*

Many things are seen differently...it is all merely perspective on many subjects...what's good or bad, what may be perceived as right or wrong... You have Earth's (Or mother nature's) perspective on humans...though it is a perspective on another perspective..interesting...
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Queen_of_Narnia
*Shakes head*
No, I don't.

Nonsense! You are an amazing writer! @tylnapp
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tylnapp
*Holds hands in air slightly in protest*
You deserve praise. It is well written.

I do not deserve praise, I am quite the horrible writer.
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I_Am_A_Phoenix
*applauds*
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Queen_of_Narnia
*Hugs*

Is it okay?
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Queen_of_Narnia
XD

^_^

Well, it's not PERFECT...but thank-you!

I feel like I'm missing something... *Internally screaming*
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I_Am_A_Phoenix
XD

*huggles* Anytime!

Nope! Perfect!
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Queen_of_Narnia
XD

Even my parents are saying it's deep!

Phew. That's a BIG relief!

*Huggles* Thank-you.

Do you suggest anything I need to work on?
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I_Am_A_Phoenix
No way is it childish! It is deep though XD

IT'S AMAZING!
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Queen_of_Narnia
^_^

Thanks!

You really think so?

It's not childish or anything?

A lot of people at my school said it's really deep XD
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I_Am_A_Phoenix
*hugs back*

TOTALLY!
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