Post more comments

James Rektor


The lake


I look at the smooth and slow flowing water. I wonder what it would be like to move forward and never look back. Or never stay or be in the same place twice.

I can stand there for hours just to watch the water and to hear the water.
I see my reflection.
As I watch my reflection in the water I see my sad expression and wonder if the water can see me.

I run my fingers through the water.
I see many ripples appear as if the water is flinching from the pain I'm causing it.
I wonder if the water can feel me.........feel my pain.

I wish I could float on the water and let it carry me anywhere and everywhere it goes.

I step into the water. I feel the coolness of the water and I start to shiver.
I feel my body relaxing,
I feel my heart go from racing to freefalling.
I concentrate on the sunny and blue sky.
I start to float.
I feel the water pass by me
I realize that nothing in the world can take away this feeling..........The feeling of me happy.

Submitted: Thursday, October 17, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, October 23, 2013

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 lake by James Rektor )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Top Poems

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

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Sean, Katty Briones
  2. The Bath Tub is Optional, Deborah DeNicola
  3. Moments When I Think I Still Love You, Katty Briones
  4. Paper Fan, Deborah DeNicola
  5. Librarians, Bijay Kant Dubey
  6. This Morning From the Porch, Deborah DeNicola
  7. Gauguin's Red, Deborah DeNicola
  8. Coffee After Dark, Michael Mira
  9. The Tree at Casa Cara, Deborah DeNicola
  10. Shattered Glass Windows, Michael Mira

Poem of the Day

poet Sara Teasdale

"Oh Day of Fire and Sun"
by Sara Teasdale

Oh day of fire and sun,
Pure as a naked flame,
Blue sea, blue sky and dun
Sands where he spoke my name;

Laughter and hearts so high
That the spirit flew off free,
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet Henry Lawson

After All
by Henry Lawson

 

Member Poem

Rough Life
by Jacob Guinn

[Hata Bildir]