❤ I thought I would put my entry to this week’s http://marsocial.com/groups/new-poets/ ‘s poetry competition on the theme of water, posted by @freelancejoe in the well – thought the water theme was appropriate for the well. 😉 ❤
The Waters of Life
My life is moving like a flowing river
constantly cutting through a path,
it demonstrates a myriad emotions,
it knows that nothing ever lasts.
A quiet stream may trickle slow and easy,
its calm and gentle whisper
penetrates my dreams.
And yet nothing quite so simple
seems to please me
and nothing quite so complex
seems to tease.
As that sleepy river starts to awaken
and rocks and rapids introduce a change of pace,
I feel my senses sharpen, am I mistaken?
Is my life a river or a race?
And as the rush of water nears its final goal
the energy of my life-force takes a turn,
then suddenly the sum of all my parts are whole,
I feel there is little left I need to learn.
Finally the river finds the ocean,
its vast expanse sets my spirit free
and now I know my mind is open
as the waters of my life mingle with the sea.
So now my soul is moving with the tides of my emotions
I’m free to ebb and flow in gentle waves
and I know now that my devotion
to my children and my life behaves
just like the ever changing, ever flowing
gentle river travelling towards the sea
and the waters of my life are ever changing
to suit whatever form it may decide to be
© 2011 Laura Crean