‘From birth, man carries the weight of gravity on his shoulders. He is bolted to earth. But man has only to sink beneath the surface and he is free.’ Jacques Cousteau

The wind blows in my face,

The boat sailing quickly with grace.

We stop at our dive site,

The sun shining with all its might.

Slipping into the sea,

The blue water for freedom key.

A gravity free fall,

Weightless descent to the Abyss.

Dropping down, with few breaths,

To the dark and welcoming depths.

A world unseen by man,

Diving round wrecks, sticking to plan.

An octopus hides away,

Curious groupers stay at bay,

Smoothly a sting ray flies,

Amazing creatures before my eyes.

To dive is to feel free,

A skill so magic you fill with glee

Free from gravityโ€™s ties,

Our limits are not the blue skies.

Diving is not a sport,

But a form of meditation,

A way to become free,

The anti-grav feeling is key.


6 responses to “Freedom

  1. Well done Madeline, a wonderfully successful poem with some excellent rhyming couplets.

      • It’s alright, and I’m sure we will all look forward to more of your excellent poems which will appear on your blog! ๐Ÿ˜€

      • My apologies but that was the first and last poem I will ever post here! – Poetry isn’t really my strong point…

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