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Ocean Stallions
by B.J. Olvera
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
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Ocean Stallions is a tiny impressionistic encapsulation of a gigantic mysterious world presented to us in nature.

Ocean Stallions

Ocean waves cresting toward the shore,

rearing, surging, like powerful white stallions,

thrusting to escape the dark miry depths that have kept them

tethered for Neptuneís adventurous expeditions. 

Each stallion races against the others

to be the first to reach shore, as a powerful escaping force.

Thrusting energy, snorting violently to breath the air of freedom,

never to stride painfully tamed along the depths of the ocean floor again.


Hoofs grinding each wave, racing against each other,

pounding surf to move toward dry sand with each ebb tide.

White manes flowing, rising in massive peaks above the blue rises

drawn by the moonís force.


Sadly, they crashingly peak with all their energy, all their strength,

only to break unescapingly over a surferís pipeline, coughing and spitting,

strength depleted, creeping helplessly to shore, stealing a squeal of excitement from a small child as it enviously tickles the toes of youth, weakly echoing its existence, sinking into the sand, drawn unwillingly, controlled by the throes of Neptuneís reigns and bridles.




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Reviewed by Michael Guy 11/10/2008
As a former beach sitter and wave watcher and even an occasional surfer I can say your poetic analogy works wonders to bring those waves to life. It got me there, sitting safe and dry where the last remnants wash up gently spent... I'll check out more
later, michael
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 9/23/2007
"Ocean Stallions" is an inside story on the mysteries of Nature. I enjoyed
the reading of this composition.

Keep posting, Poet.

In gratitude and admiration,

Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by Pearl Blevins 7/2/2007
A beautifully written poem with a musical note to the powerful white stallions. the image of this work of art is vivid within the eyes of the beholder. An excellent read!
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