Robert Green


Drifting Thoughts - Poem by Robert Green

Fast moving river
Cold and deep 
To immerse myself I deliver
From the jetty I leap

Coolness from the days heat
Lifes stresses abate
Heart misses a beat
Float on my back, at a sedate rate

Drifting downstream 
Water gently rocking 
Minds in a daydream
birds high, chirping, mocking. 

Currant pulls faster
Water lapping
To rapids, and disaster
Arms and mind now flapping. 

Go with the flow?
Smashed pillar to post 
Each rock, a blow
In mind, who'd grieve the most!

Flipped and turned
Body aches
Mind burned
Oh! For My pitied sake. 

Pulled under,
Life leaving
Water thundered 
Friends, no grieving!


Comments about Drifting Thoughts by Robert Green

  • (11/18/2012 12:46:00 AM)


    Thoughts recounting how a favorable day turned into a nightmare. What an ordeal. Glad you made it. Watch those currents. (Report) Reply

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  • (9/12/2012 8:52:00 AM)


    This seems to have a metaphoric flow to it: a picture in words of lifes calm turned to struggle. A superb symbol of living in this tumultuous world.
    Great poem.
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  • Valerie Dohren (8/8/2012 1:59:00 PM)


    A sink or swim write I guess - choose to swim. Great write. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Poem Edited: Tuesday, August 7, 2012


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