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


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



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.