The Sound of Water

October 3, 2011
By novella_vialli SILVER, OakBrook, Illinois
novella_vialli SILVER, OakBrook, Illinois
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The gravel crunching underneath our soles
We stumble on the uneven ground
It’s nothing like the straight pavements
We’ve walked on our whole lives

The sun blazes down upon us
From the cracks above between trees
Here and there
There are trees everywhere

Sweat trickles down my face
I wipe it away with my hand
For a second I’m tempted to lick it away
As my thirst for water tries to take over

Further away in the distance
I can hear a sound
One that seems to calm my senses
And relax my nerves

Over in the distance
The sound is familiar
One that I never thought I would be happy to hear
In my world of sodas and energy drinks

My feet seem to be moving towards the sound
But my mind seems to wander
Towards the feel of the coolness of it
Going down my throat

I know I’m nearing it as the sounds grow louder
It fills my heart with hope and joy
As I take long strides and make my way
Towards the babbling brook

My heart leaps with happiness
At the sight before me
The water makes a wavy, lustrous pattern
And I bend down towards it

The water flows through my hands
As I reach out to touch it
Just to make sure it’s real
I’m so glad that I followed the sound of water


The author's comments:
It started out as a haiku, but i found i could not stop writing. So, now its a full fledged poem.
Everyday life played an important part in the writing, i compared our life to someone's life in a jungle. Put yourself in their shoes, let your natural instincts take you some where!

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on Oct. 12 2011 at 2:00 pm
Mandiella DIAMOND, Plaistow, New Hampshire
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Favorite Quote:
Don't waste time. Start procrastinating now.

I'm glad to hear it! :) You're quite welcome.

on Oct. 12 2011 at 5:52 am
novella_vialli SILVER, OakBrook, Illinois
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Your comment made me insanely happy! Thank you!

B. said...
on Oct. 11 2011 at 3:10 pm
This is lovely! Awesome work! I got a clear image in my mind when reading this poem. The title is great; it's what made me want to read it. By the way, "lustrous" is an awesome word. :)

on Oct. 10 2011 at 10:58 pm
novella_vialli SILVER, OakBrook, Illinois
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Thank you! :)

on Oct. 10 2011 at 5:24 pm
soarlikeme23 SILVER, Louisville, Kentucky
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Favorite Quote:
"nobody, not even the rain, has such small hands" e.e. cummings

I really liked this! It painted a nice picture in my mind.

on Oct. 9 2011 at 8:28 pm
novella_vialli SILVER, OakBrook, Illinois
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hahaha...not exactly the desired effect :P but anything is better than nothing!

on Oct. 9 2011 at 7:00 pm
derickinc BRONZE, Rockford, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
"I hate all of you." - Squidward Tentacles

This made me REALLY thirsty.


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