Ripples on the Water

 

 

Ripples on the water

Can take us on journey

That is different every time

From a gentle waltz

Crossing a lake

To a sailboat

Making waves

The water caresses

And moves along

Its destination unclear

We fight for control

Bend it to our will

And perhaps

For a moment

It acquiesces

Only for a moment

The water can be angry

Crashing ashore

Sinking our boats

We thought we

Were in control

The hubris

We are not

It moves us

It entertains us

It gives us life

And it takes that life away

Ripples on the water

Gentle and safe

For now

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12 thoughts on “Ripples on the Water

  1. Mark Lanesbury

    The time honored practice of throwing rocks into the water…the waters of our life. And then wonder why it makes splashes Pam 😀
    Well written my friend, I now just have to control that urge 😀

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