The Sound of Water

October 3, 2011
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

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B. said...
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. :)
novella_vialli replied...
Oct. 12, 2011 at 5:52 am
Your comment made me insanely happy! Thank you!
Mandiella This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Oct. 12, 2011 at 2:00 pm
I'm glad to hear it! :) You're quite welcome.
soarlikeme23 said...
Oct. 10, 2011 at 5:24 pm
I really liked this! It painted a nice picture in my mind.
novella_vialli replied...
Oct. 10, 2011 at 10:58 pm
Thank you! :)
burgerman said...
Oct. 9, 2011 at 7:00 pm
This made me REALLY thirsty.
novella_vialli replied...
Oct. 9, 2011 at 8:28 pm
hahaha...not exactly the desired effect :P but anything is better than nothing!
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