Treasure Island

Willie Walker

(1941 / southern Alabama)

The Chattahoochee River


The Chattahoochee River is muddy and deep,
Rolls restless in her bed, and never sleeps.

She churns, whirls, and sometimes creeps,
But the Chattahoochee River never sleeps.

She cascades, crashes, her falls are steep,
So the Chattahoochee River never sleeps.

A child, in innocence, in her water leaps,
Unaware, the Chattahoochee never sleeps.

She snatches him down, his little body to keep,
Cause the Chattahoochee River never sleeps.

He struggles for his life, so tender and meek.
Oh! the Chattahoochee River never sleeps.

She steals his breath, while caressing his cheeks.
Careless Chattahoochee River just never sleeps.

Submitted: Friday, February 17, 2012
Edited: Saturday, February 18, 2012

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  • Unwritten Soul (2/20/2012 8:26:00 AM)

    Again you go around with your wonder words in poetry, it nice, decent and beautiful...so natural that's true! ! ..your life observation create nice images in memory..._Unwritten Soul (Report) Reply

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