My Irritations, Aggravations and Inspirations

December 7, 2011 “freedom”



the river is up

not angry yet

but swelling as it flows

beneath a pouring rain

through a moonless night

groping along its banks

feeling with watery fingers

for a weakness

a way out


clawing at the edges of roads

and fields

at the foundations of houses

and barns

searching for an escape

on the verge of havoc

of destruction

rising to flood

and a chance at freedom

tlh 12/7/11



6 responses

  1. Wonderful characterization of the river…you personify it so well…enjoyed the poem.

    December 7, 2011 at 9:01 pm

  2. As always, perfection!! Loved it Tracy.

    December 7, 2011 at 10:40 pm

  3. Love the poem – a very visual evocation! I love to paint rivers and water so it is quite inspiring.

    December 8, 2011 at 2:21 am

  4. I instantly thought of the river flood waters that hit Vermont after hurricane Irene. Those poor people living up there would relate to your words, which as always, are so wonderfully descriptive.

    Hope all is well with you, Tracy.

    December 8, 2011 at 8:02 am

  5. Lovely work, Tracy. You continue to prove just what gifted wordsmith you are!

    Happy holidays!

    December 8, 2011 at 8:55 pm

  6. Thanks to each of you for your kind comments. I have been limited in my writing for the past few months; life and work having taken too much of my time I would rather have spent seeking inspiration. However, when I do write, it’s so nice and encouraging to read comments of you whom I consider friends…Pattiken, SLP Martin, Buttercup, and D&D…Thank You!

    December 11, 2011 at 11:05 am

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