Treasure Island

J.W. Frogg

(The Mitten)

River


There is a River in your head
it flows until you are dead

It brings little thoughtful fishes
and many forgotten wishes

This is where problems go to drown
and is why we fear clowns

The current is strong
and babbles a familiar song

The only bridge belongs to you
You're the only one who crosses the River's goo

Of it's undertow you should be warned
many a sailor have been scorned

It can suck you in and under
you'll lose your breath with such blunder

It will smash you against jagged rocks
it will gash you and gnash you slashing at your socks

If these lines appear to be getting longer
it is simply because my River's current is getting stronger

In time of despair and troubles
I call on my River's scrubbing bubbles

I suggest you do the same
that is if your River can be tamed

Heed these words and float downstream
your river will soon dry up; death is closer than it seems

Submitted: Sunday, March 25, 2012
Edited: Sunday, April 01, 2012
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