Thursday, October 22, 2009

Poem: Riverside Paean

Riverside Paean

The ropes lie loose at your feet,
no longer tied to anything,
releasing you
for the journey ahead,

no longer shackles,
but a part of history,
pain sharp and crippling, until
finally let go, and now

it flows like the ancient brown river
that drifts past you,
drawing you ever and ever
onward.

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The picture was taken along the Champlain Locks in Washington County, NY. You can click on it for a larger view.

Tom

2 comments:

Shadow said...

unshackled... is the way to go forward.

Derrick said...

Hi Tom,

Letting go of pain or leaving it behind as one moves forward is a good place to begin.