Black Poetry : The River, The Stones, The Birds

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  1. WindWalker

    WindWalker Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    The River, The Stones, The Birds

    On the silent shores of a river
    she walks in quite solitude,
    trying to forget the night
    embedding her heart and mind.
    Icy waters swirl around her ankles,
    inviting her to plunge in,
    relinquishing life, setting her free.

    Something new touches her heart
    and she looks at her feet:
    small stones gleam in the sunlight;
    she looks to the sky:
    eagles soar on majestic wings
    far above the mountain tops;
    she listens to the world around her:
    solitary sandpipers running on gravel
    give their high-pitched thrill.

    With this beauty to accompany her,
    she realizes the path she must take,
    and relinquishes her pain and sorrow
    to float away as flotsam
    into an ever-cleansing sea
    far away where she can never follow.

    Drawing strength from the river,
    wisdom from the stones,
    freedom from the birds
    and life from nature’s bounty...
    she courageously begins a new life.
     
  2. JNubian

    JNubian Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    WINDWALKER:

    Being the "nature girl" that I am, I am "naturally" drawn to:
    ...strength from the river
    wisdom from the stones
    freedom from the birds
    and life from nature's bounty

    I appreciate the fullness of life and the way you capture it in this poem.

    Thank you,
    JNubian
     
  3. UL820

    UL820 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    WindWalker-THIS SINGS
    And I'm loving the sound
     
  4. Joyce

    Joyce Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    WoW! Did I like this. I enjoyed the visions.
    For example:

    "On the silent shores of a river
    she walks in quite solitude, "


    Keep painting in my mind. I'm enjoying your visions.
     
  5. msluciousb

    msluciousb Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    AMAZING SIMPLY AMAZIN!

    mslucious just loves the way you put a positive spin about a bad situation "Suicide", this poem pays
    homage to those who found their strength in their oneness
    with nature and received the blessings of renewed faith. Each
    item you wrote about not only added props to your story they
    symbolize the intricate ways in which we are connected to every
    thing that is and therefore have all the more reason to live...the stone has lasted many years, though changed by the flow of the water, the bird is free, although haunted and hunted by others, still manages a song and flight, the water the constant energy ever changing yet appearing to be the same! It represents rebirth, as in baptism or trial by fire or water! You are worthy brother you, went deep. Hope you pass it on to your neighborhood mental health facility and share it!:heart: One LOve!
     
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