Monday, December 14, 2015

River Decrypted



French Broad River Framed
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River decrypted


Her meaning is revealed
for everyone to see.
She is transparent,
open and
simplified.
There are apps for this now.
No need to work hard
any more.


2015 November PAD Challenge

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Ghost of a River



Drought
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Ghost of a River


I was a river once, too.
Now my power has waned.
There are days when I am a ghost,
an empty bed,
dry.
Sometimes I am a trickle
a silver snake
too weak to be counted on.
When rains come,
they pretend to be me.
They roll down my path,
muddy and stupid.
There was a river here once,
but nothing is forever. 



2015 November PAD Challenge

River's Love Song



Lafranconi
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River's Love Song


I have left you so many times.
Why do we still play this game 
Of coming and going?
You say you can change.
You say you have changed for me.
It was over years ago.
I left, I never looked back.
Why do I still see your face
When I open my eyes?



2015 November PAD Challenge

Broken Violin



Violino
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Broken Violin


It is tangled in some reed,
silent now,
a piece of wood,
worthless,
even to the most educated ear.
It speaks of the river’s jealous rage
of last night.
She never could handle
competition.


2015 November PAD Challenge

The Violin



Concierto carmen rodriguez acosta
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The Violin


I am man made.
Somehow that makes me less than,
at least in his eyes.
My song is sweeter than hers.
I am an artefact,
She is a force.
He should know better.
He is my kind, not hers.
Bridges don’t just sprout
On river banks
Like weed.


2015 November PAD Challenge

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Stranded



Braun Super Paxette - Swindon - Below Liddington Hill
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Stranded


If you start with an idea of a river
You will find yourself stranded
in the middle of a field,
your eyes closed,
your ear to the ground.
Maybe she is down there, flowing unseen.
You can believe what you like,
but ideas won’t take you home
when your only means of transport
is that flimsy raft.


2015 November PAD Challenge, Day 18

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

The Haunted Field



long vehicle
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The Haunted Field


They say there is a river
right here.
It flows underground.
It is angry and wild.
Maybe you can hear it
if you lie very still
and close your eyes.


2015 November PAD Challenge, Day 16