Nancy Terrell

Rookie - 384 Points (Richmond, VA)

Water - Poem by Nancy Terrell


Long have I known the feel
of droplets soft upon my hair,
arms outstretched, swimming,
the healing oneness of the sea.

I taste the sweetness in my cup,
music for the parchment of my body.
Eagerly I drink, knowing
that I will be refreshed.

My son giggles in innocent delight
his bath is such a special time
happily he pats his tiny hand
splashing the water in the kitchen sink.

My garden shows it's appreiation as
rain renews. The dance of the flowers begin
as vegetables suck the new life force
and afternoon showers make them glisten.

Then the water changes in it's force
a raging bandit of the night
filled with violence, rape and plunder
destruction is everywhere.

We give the mad water names-
Hugo, Luis, Marilyn, Bertha
storms displace our faithful trust in rain
Our knowledge is shattered by our knowingness

of the oppositions that exist in nature

Topic(s) of this poem: water

Form: Free Verse

Poet's Notes about The Poem

The importance of water

Comments about Water by Nancy Terrell

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (4/20/2018 11:37:00 AM)

    God's garden is really beautiful in this Earth. Water changes through force. The beauty of water color motivates mind. An amazing sharing is dine here really...10 (Report)Reply

    (4/20/2018 5:52:00 PM)

    Thank you: -)

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  • Drtony Brahmin (4/20/2018 9:01:00 AM)

    the healing oneness of the sea
    happily she pats her tiny hand
    splashing the water in the kitchen sin......powerful and endearing observation..... this is a gift God gives to all real poets. tony

    (4/20/2018 5:53:00 PM)

    Thank You.: -)

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Poem Submitted: Friday, April 20, 2018

Poem Edited: Friday, April 20, 2018

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