Anita Atina

The bridge over troubled waters

The bridge over troubled waters
Has washed away
I look on with disbelief
That such great strength
Could so easily give way
Against a rising tide
How do I now cross alone
These dark waters
Of deep unknown currents

The journey was long and difficult
My feet bled and my heart
Almost gave up
Before reaching this bridge
And I drew such comfort along its banks
As I rested awhile, basking in the sun’s warmth
Little did I know that a vicious tide
Had already begun to erode
My bridge over troubled waters

Submitted: Saturday, January 17, 2009
Edited: Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.


Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (The bridge over troubled waters by Anita Atina )

  • Rookie Alison Cassidy (1/17/2009 5:57:00 PM)

    Your poem shares the struggle of personal growth and the pitfalls of relying on sometimes illusory 'solutions'. A profound poem penned with skill. Love, Allie ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Ian Bowen (1/17/2009 3:46:00 AM)

    Anita, nice piece of writing. Enjoyable read.
    Ian (Report) Reply

Read all 2 comments »

Famous Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  4. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  8. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. A Dream Within A Dream
    Edgar Allan Poe
Trending Poets
Trending Poems
  1. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  4. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  5. If, Rudyard Kipling
  6. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  7. A Dream Within A Dream, Edgar Allan Poe
  8. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  9. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  10. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
[Hata Bildir]