PROMPT #298 – OCEANS, LAKES, RIVERS AND STREAMS

We’re writing water or waterways today. Your inspiration will come from one of these four sources. There are oceans of lotions, land of a thousand lakes, river of dreams and streams of consciousness. Try to find a different view of water like those above. Write your poem with that in mind.

MARIE’S WATER WRITE:

This, a watershed
moment; a lightbulb moment
if we let it be.

(c) Marie Elena Good, 2020

 

WALTER’S WATER WAY:

THE SURF BECKONS

The sky is clear,
pristine and calm.
The breezes soothing.
Warm.
No storm could invade,
nothing to throw shade on this new day.
It is early and the swirling
surf is crisp,
the waves lap the shore
tasting all flavors within.
I begin, board in tow,
steps deliberate.
Slow. No one near;
the sky is clear.
The surf beckons,
it reckons to take me
for the ride of my life.
My board is waxed and
it wanes in the bob of eternity.
The waves and me,
I paddle to the crest
in waters way over my chest.
Well over my head instead.
Giving me all that I can take.
I watch the pipe form.
I think I’ve made a mistake.

(C) Walter J Wojtanik – 2020