LIKE A RIVER

October 2, 2011
By SoCalBarbie SILVER, Riverside, California
SoCalBarbie SILVER, Riverside, California
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Favorite Quote:
"whoever said the sky is the limit was incorrect, because I saw footprints on the moon."


I LIVE LIKE WATER
IN THE RIVER
I FLOW THROUGH MY LIFE
AND DEAL WITH EVERY OBSTACLE WHEN IT ARISES.
I NEVER KNOW WHICH PATH IM GOING TO TAKE
UNTIL IVE ALREADY TAKEN IT.
AS BUMPS IN THE ROAD COME ALONG
I SIMPLY FLOW AROUND
AND NEVER SLOW DOWN
SOMETIMES,
I GET ANGRY
AND AM A RAPID,
BUT USUALLY I'M A STREAM,
SOFT AND MELLOW
GENTLE AND SWEET
I TAKE CARE OF MY FISH
AND AM CAUTIOUS WITH MY RAFTERS
BUT TAKE NO INTEREST
IN THOSE PESKY FISHERMAN
WHO DUMP THEIR BOTTLES UPON MY BODY
AND CAST THEIR PAINFUL HOOKS
UPON MY FISH
I TAKE NO INTEREST IN THE RECKLESS
YOUNG LOVERS
WHO CAST THEMSELVES AWAY TO HIDE BEHIND MY FRIENDS THE BUSHES, AND WHO RUN THROUGH THE TREES.
I MAKE FRIENDS WITH THE CHILDREN WHO I PLAYFULLY WASH IN MY WAVES
WHILE THEY COME TO SWIM AND GIGGLE WITH ME
I JUST WISH I COULD BE
ONE OF THOSE CHILDREN,
THEIR SO FREE.


The author's comments:
THIS IS A REFLECTION OF EVERYTHING IN MY LIFE, IM A RIVER IN MY OWN EYES, AND THE DIFFERENT KINDS OF PEOPLE AROUND ME ARE REPRESENTED BY THE PEOPLE OF THE RIVER.

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on Dec. 4 2011 at 5:59 am
youngspeare BRONZE, Nairobi, Other
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Favorite Quote:
We wouldn't ask a rose that grew from the concrete for having damaged petals; in turn we'd all celebrate its tenacity, we'd all love tz will to reach the sun well we are the roses n these are my damaged petals don't ask me why thank God and ask me how

good piece angel :) the poem also flows like a river lol..
Please check out my very first poem "Ghosts of the Past". Would love your feedback.


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