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Davy's Riversong

July 24, 2021
By Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
148 articles 41 photos 1014 comments

Favorite Quote:
The universe must be a teenage girl. So much darkness, so many stars.

Ohio River

Stretches from borders to mist to barges,

Trees like filmstrip,

Clouds like two ends of a prayer—

There Davy will stop for his picture

Dimpled riverchild.

Davy, say you will

Come on back to my rocky skies,

Say you will

Sail away with me.

Say you will—

Look across the gray-whiskered waters

Where young mamas in glasses

Stand on the sand

Holding their little gingerbread babies

and clunky cameras,

Staring soul far away—

Davy, say you will

Sail away with me

Till the sound of your silence meets the sky,

Till the rivers

Carrying our baby otter dreams

Have all run dry.

The author's comments:

This is about my little-big brother (he is older than me, but he has always seemed younger because he is severely autistic and doesn't talk much though he causes lots of trouble). When my family used to visit my grandma's house by the river, my mom would walk with him and take endless photos of him, overlooking the bluffs. Creature of habit,  he started stopping for Mom to take pictures at random times. He was real cute as a child. The river scenery was amazing. As for this poem, it is kinda sentimental and kinda out-there. Sail away with him? Really? What was I thinking?

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on Jul. 27 2021 at 9:27 am
SparrowSun ELITE, X, Vermont
200 articles 23 photos 1053 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It Will Be Good." (complicated semi-spiritual emotional story.)

"Upon his bench the pieces lay
As if an artwork on display
Of gears and hands
And wire-thin bands
That glisten in dim candle play." -Janice T., Clockwork[love that poem, dont know why, im not steampunk]

thats an awesom poem, it rminds m of something I cant put my finger on.
you should watch the(new) movie saturdays warrior. its really bad and so cheesy but you'd like it.