Ocean Poem

Poem About Saving A Beached Whale

I had to write a poem for English class.... and well, this is the result. The task was to comment on a picture (of a whale being rescued ) and to write our thoughts and feelings in a poem. The freedom that these beautiful giants symbolizes really struck me as I was writing this poem.

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This is absolutely beautiful! You have real talent!

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Whale Song


Published by Family Friend Poems October 2011 with permission of the Author.

A weak bellowing echo across the dunes
One last call for help
Heat shimmering across the sand
Sun slowly drying
A beautiful giant of the sea
Once so free, so strong and powerful
Now stranded - helpless

Footsteps on the sand
A sound of hope for a dying soul
Cool, lifegiving water splashed across parched skin
The slap of a flipper on the sand
A push, a shove
This kind human providing a saving hand

Can you imagine
his feeling of setting a captive free?
Can you imagine
the joy there would be?

To hear that haunting song
To see the wave of a flipper in the distance
One last final thanks


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Has this poem touched you? Share your story!
  • Rauni by Rauni
  • 9 years ago

This is absolutely beautiful! You have real talent!

  • Jan Werner by Jan Werner
  • 11 years ago

I would really like to know your full name, because I'm writing an analysis on your poem and would like to have the full authors name.

I would be very grateful

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