Free Poem by Karen Howley: Water Falls

Free Poems

Water Falls

The water is cold where I lie, but no matter.
Its frigidity pleases me and soothes my wearied soul.
I have gone far, and now I am here and here only.
Up hills and over long, rocky roads that jam pebbles into the soft, precious spots of the feet.
Down ravines and over bones of old, indistinguishable prey,
Eaten by something, God knows what, and left to drain of existence in the sun.
The water gushes over my head, forcing it down.
My arms flail with the will of the falls, bouncing and dancing like life.
A single, endless noise rushes past my ears, but in a moment it is gone;
Replaced by a silence of familiarity and peace.
I place my chin on the top of the boulder over which passes the eloquent stream.
Now I know what it feels like to be the rock over which the river flows
For thousands and thousands of years without end or memory.

- Written by Karen Howley

Karen is an English Education major from the Phoenix metropolitan area in Arizona.

Karen's terms: "My poems can be used for free, just as long as if someone uses my poem, they give me credit for my work."

1 comment:

paisley said...

hello, i am paisley. i am new to your promise blog roll... i like the idea that this poet allows her work to be used.. i feel that her willingness to expose herself and her works is not only unpretentious,, but will take her much father than those that guard theirs like it is worth its weight in gold... i think it is the gold and only the gold they seek....for me there in the beauty is lost...

i am a new poet myself,, and you can find my contribution to this weeks promise group here....

"don't blink..."


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