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  Tears At Sea
by William Bonilla
Tuesday, December 13, 2005
Rated "G" by the Author.

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Bright sun
Salt in the air
Warm is the sea breeze
That caresses my face
Amid the nowhere
Of an open sea.

An object
My mind brings in sight to me
Floating aimlessly nearby
I thought it to be
A buoy at sea.

When neared
"Twas a blinding white
Bloated carcuss
Of A majestic sea turtle
Her black shell, still in tack
That's the fact.

The unsavory sight
Caused me to look away
From her decay
As I, silently prayed.

Look what they done
To my song, Mom
Look what they done
To my song.

I viewed troubled waters
Not of oil slick
At sea
But of tearful garbage spills
At the open ocean
I now see.

How many more creatures
Will go by the way
Of that sea turtle
My eyes caught sight of

Look what they done
To my song, Mom
Look what they done
To my song.

By William Bonilla

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Reviewed by Nordette Adams 12/17/2005
A moving poem, William. Your imagery is clear; your words motivate. ~~Nordette
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 12/17/2005
Sad truth, William. Humans seem bent of destroying themselves. Too bad they're (we're) destroying a gem of a planet in the process. Thank you for this. Love and peace.

Reviewed by Joseph* OneLight* 12/16/2005
Dear William,

The same song is in all of our hearts and the tears belong to many.

2005 Joseph* ~ OneLight*
Reviewed by Sherry Heim 12/14/2005
I would love to say that I am holy enough to be able to point fingers at those who destroy our planet, but I am part of the problem, also. I use more water than I need to, I run nasty chemicals down the drain, I drive everywhere I wish, destroying the air and wasting away precious oil. I leave Christmas lights on all night long to adorn my home. I make more garbage than I need to and I am wasteful in so many ways. It is a not necessarily a good thing to live in a land of plenty; it allows us to lose track of those things which are so easily destroyed by our excesses and then gone forever, as well as allowing us to forget that Man is no more important than the rest of the creatures, water, air and foliage that grace this planet. Heartwrenching write, William.
Take care,
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 12/14/2005
Oh this is the sad reality of this planet William!!

Us humans are killing it slowly but surely!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Carole Mathys 12/14/2005
Beautifully written is so sad that we continue to destroy this planet one section at a time... and peace
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 12/14/2005
How many more creatures
Will go by the way
Of that sea turtle

I sadly fear far too many, William - and it truly is extremely sad what we human beings are doing to our own world, and what we will leave to our offspring.
Reviewed by Dan Rains 12/14/2005
It's so sad that man has so little respect for nature. Excellent write.
Reviewed by Cynth'ya 12/14/2005
Like the way you put that old school song lyric in there. (Whoops, telling my age with that remark!) Your appreciation of nature is very eminent in this poem.
blessin's, a fine write Bro. William,
cynth'ya lewis reed
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 12/13/2005
Sadly the sea is a massive dumping ground..
When will we learn???
Reviewed by E T Waldron 12/13/2005
Yes William they are doing it everywhere and the sea is becoming a harsh place for all the beautiful life God created it for.I've read and heard some horror stoies about the sea that I can't even let myself think of. Excellent poem! We need to pray more!

Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 12/13/2005

Tears at sea, tears on dry land...this one hurt.

Look what they've done
to my song, Mama,
look what they've done
to my song ...

will stick with me for a long time. Thank you--POWERFUL!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
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