Thursday, November 12, 2015

November 12, 2015 Writers Digest November Pad Challenge/ After -- Poets United Midweek Motif/ River


after you                  no please                       after you

something cruel      happened that day         i didn't believe

it could                   surprise                          what is least expected

walks through the door silently                     you walk out

November 12, 2015



we are 60% water           the river runs through us           silently

without water                 we quickly perish                      disappear

cease to exist                  in reality                           we are a drop of the sea

a small part of the whole       long to return             to where we come from

stand at the edge            call your name                   call my own

the waves come to shore       circle my feet             remind me of home

the taste of salt is familiar       the river runs through us                  silently

November 12, 2015 


Carol Campbell said...

Indeed the river runs through us all. Superb!

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Beautifully written :D loved your take on the prompt.

Peggy said...

Again I am enjoying your use of this interesting form. And I like the idea of us all being part river!

Susan said...

Wow! Your river poem is my new favorite of yours! You use the fact of science to evoke a ritual of belonging. I love it!

Jae Rose said...

I love the opening lines - how banal politeness can seem..we function in the outside world but all hold thoughts inside - dark sometimes and yet we carry on with the business of a river which can only flow come what may...there is humour in these pieces too..or humility? both are wonderful and enduring

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Gorgeous river-poem, Annell. "The taste if salt is familiar". The poem "After" makes a powerful statement in few lines - really effective writing.