Nagida Clark, Grade 10, MacRobertson Girls High School
Waves stray over the cool, sandy shore,
Imprinting their path with shells;
Lingering not, yet promising more,
With the fresh breath of calm ocean swells.
Deep beneath the azure sea,
Waves of life become waves of death;
Where creatures once sang, creatures now plea,
Ocean's species are robbed of breath.
Slowly at first, yet gaining in pace,
Born by Poseidon’s steely hand;
Earths natural bounty, these waves do erase,
Smothering, first ocean, then sand.
With the passing of night and dawning of day,
Ocean waves become poison and grey.