Carrot Ranch Special Collection #FlashFiction Challenge #99Words ‘The River of Life’ #Poem

This 99-word poem was written in response to Charli Mills’ Special collection Challenge at Carrot Ranch. 

January 28, 2021, Special Collection Challenge prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about life as a river of consciousness. Think about the possibilities of the prompt. Go where the prompt leads! Respond by February 11, 2021.

The 99-word entries to this Carrot Ranch Special Collection Challenge will be presented to Sue Vincent on February 17. If you want to take part and be included in this special collection, respond using the form HERE.

The River of Life

The river trickles from its source,
Weak like a baby’s tears,
It slides across the earth,
First a stream which later grows,
Flowing carefree along the river bed,
Like a young girl, searching for love,
It carries reeds and pebbles and fish,
There are times it meanders lazily,
Other times it cascades with fury,
Or desire,
Later it grows, like a pregnant mother,
Carrying boats and bodies, too,
It battles with mud and pollution,
But always pushes forward,
Along a one way course,
There is no return,
It flows straight ahead,
Determined to reach its destination,  
The unchartered sea.
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Thursday photo prompt: #Spring #writephoto #amwriting #poetry

This poem was written in response to Sue Vincent’s Thursday photo prompt

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Use the image below to create a post on your own blog… poetry, prose, humour… light or dark, whatever you choose, by noon (GMT)  Wednesday 8th March and link back to Sue’s post with a pingback.

Spring Sue Vincent

If I were a rock…

If I were a rock in a stream, the water would slide over, smoothing my hard edges.

If you were a rock in my stream, you’d roll to my side and we’d weather together.

If we were two rocks in our stream, swaying together, nothing would keep us apart.

If we were pushed over the falls, into the mighty river, we’d be torn apart.  

If we were two rocks in the river, we might meet again and swim towards the ocean.

If we were two rocks in the ocean, would you find me again?       

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