The River

The rivers winding, running, twisting

Washing down to the waterfall

Crashing, splashing, hissing, spitting

Heedless to the warning call

Splitting into streams

While leaves float like boats

Rejoining the raging river

Nothing stays afloat

Booming, banging, clanging, crashing

Slapping against the rocks

Clapping, slapping, whacking, cracking

Up against the docks

Calming, soothing, running river

No more rocks to smash

Just a running river

Nowhere to smash and crash

By Starfire 17

Written 2004