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Both share similar traits.
WOMEN AND SEA: a sonnet

Why is a woman compared to a sea?
Because of common traits that they both share.
Woman, tempestuous can sure be she.
Though often silent, she can surely flare.

Women’s eyes can be unfathomable.
They can have a gaze that is vast and deep.
They can, like sea, be uncontrollable.
They shed salty tears when they cry and weep

Of this fact all men are too well informed:
Both can be calm and furious at times.
“Hell has no fury like a woman scorned”,
Thus wrote Shakespeare about feminine crimes.

Though men may claim they have mastered the sea,
Few would venture to say this of a she.

* Written for the “Stories of the Sea” Contest, "Invalid Item, January 2010 Round, hosted by Connieann loves to write! , where the prompt was to write a poem regarding a sea.

M C Gupta
28 January 2010
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