Vaughn Bekker

Rookie - 0 Points (26 march 1972 / Empangeni)

Mighty River - Poem by Vaughn Bekker

From deep underground I start unseen
Cool spring water fresh and clean
My only life not visible to the eye
I start to flow, as if the earth did cry
Small and feint I start to trickle
As I flow the land I tickle
As in life we may start as little springs
But soon we grow and do big things
Down the mountains I start to flow
As my intensity starts to grow
My banks are now so far apart
So much wider that at the start
I twist and turn, will I ever stop
I`ve been winding forever right from the top
From a tint trickle to a steady stream
To reach the ocean is my only dream
My veins alive with creatures big and small
Within my belly I carry them all
Life within me does explode
No matter how much I can take the load
Over rocks and boulders I do roar
While above me the fish eagle`s soar
Swollen now I my banks do burst
Hungry lands I feed, they so do thirst
I fill the valley and form a lake
To try and stop me would be a mistake
I push on forward one goal in mind
To reach the ocean, sealed and signed
I`ve cut a groove across this land
But now a lap the ocean sand
Right at the end I reached my goal
Now the ocean waves a feed my soul

Comments about Mighty River by Vaughn Bekker

  • Adeline Foster (5/15/2010 1:41:00 PM)

    Ah! A mountian spring, what a lovely thought. Hope you find time to read my: Where the Polar Winds Blow.
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  • (5/7/2010 12:37:00 PM)

    very well written you feel like you're there (Report) Reply

  • Matt Mooney (5/2/2010 2:11:00 AM)

    A truly good river poem which flows on smoothly like the river itself.Nature is very well personified here.10. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, April 27, 2010

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