What Lies Hidden Beneath

What lies hidden beneath…

Hidden beneath this tiny craft

Alone on the great big sea

There’s certainty in your eyes

No other explanation needed

You all saw what I saw

And now you try to erase that

Which you’ve plainly seen

But can’t quite explain

Rationalizing thoughts

With shaking heads

Convincing yourselves

It’s plain to see how

Darkened shadowy movements

Can look like something else

Perhaps now you’ve cleared it

Help from a willing minds

For we’d rather believe such

Anything at all

Rather than imagine

Something hidden beneath

Lurking in the icy depths

There, but unable to get a bearing

While steel-blue waves confuse

Distortions from refractions

Dazzling sunlight a distraction

Something wicked this way swims

Hungry eyes; never blinking

Just staring with a frozen gaze


Fierce and stealthy

Thick teeth with angry points

Elongated skull

Primitive but with keen senses

Instincts like nothing else

Nearly immortal, or so it seems

Lightning fast through the sea

Armored and muscular

As if time has all but abandoned

Forgotten and yet still here

Cursed perhaps by the hunger

Insatiable and deranged

The great predator

Hidden beneath the surface

Just waiting…


What Really Lies Hidden Beneath The Sea

These are real shipwrecks and downed aircraft – no evidence of any sea  monster damage, so I’m going to have to say these are not helping my narrative.

Hidden beneath

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R J Schwartz

I write about everything and sometimes nothing at all. I'm fascinated by old things, rusty things, abandoned places, or anywhere that a secret might be unearthed. I'm passionate about history and many of my pieces are anchored in one concept of time or another. I've always been a writer, dating back to my youth, but the last decade has been a time of growth for me. I'm continually pushing the limitations of vocabulary, syntax, and descriptive phrasing.

4 thoughts on “What Lies Hidden Beneath

  • August 8, 2018 at 12:00 AM

    Yes, who knows what lies beneath, in the deepest black depths of oceans. They are aliens to us, for sure, and if one of them were able to rise to the surface, long gone we would be. Nicely penned and I sure don’t want to go down there. Well done Ralph.

  • August 8, 2018 at 12:14 AM

    A nice read here, Ralph. Who knows what monsters lurk in the deepest depths. They keep discovering new creatures never seen before.

  • August 8, 2018 at 6:18 AM

    What lurks below the seas of our planet is a whole new world, if turned upside down what would fall out? Definitely all shapes and sizes, monsters hidden from man’s eyes would surface I’m certain. But one of my beliefs is extraterrestrials domain resides. A perfect place to form cities and plot and ploy below us. Flying in and out without much notice, their bases secured by the monsters that roam above them, their protectors from humankind. The depths of which no man has reached, safely tucked far below in the darkest of dark places. Indeed the Aliens have outwitted mankind, yet there below they control much. The sea is fascinating, but for me, I stay close to the beach, not venturing into the monsters domain. I fear being fish bait:-)) Nicely penned Ralph, it conjures up a vivid mind.

  • August 9, 2018 at 12:07 AM

    Great photos, Ralph, and a chilling thought about what is going on beneath. Wonderfully penned and a joy to read.


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