The River Has Its Memories

sitting on the shore of the river... i watch as the barges pass
they travel in either directions with various destinations
there is a calming affect upon me as soothing waves pass
the river has its do i

i think about what the river has seen...the secrets it holds
as it slowly floats by me...i feel the calls of past adventures
events of history...some recorded...others unknown to us
the river has its do i

my mind tries to capture all the essenece i feel of past times
the loves...the losses...the miracles of births...even the sadness
lives this river has seen of days gone past...millions of years
the river has its do i

my minds eye sees all the men and women pass before me
with all their stories for me to imagine...all to feel in my soul
i realize someday someone else will add me to the history
the river has its do i

mary etta metcalf's picture

i write out of love for words....the style i use is free verse, where i can create who i am..., i began writing while i cared for my mother, who had alzheimers, as a form of therapy for me....when she died, the poetry stayed with i write about and some dark poetry....where ever my fancy seems to be at the time....i use my personal knowledge and experiences with a lot of them, i am a very private person who enjoys my animals, my grandchildren, my children, when they let me, and the love of my life., several of my poems have appeared in the Taj Mahal Review and some anthologies....i have written three books of poetry, my first was my therapy book, all the poems i had written while caring for my mother called "When There Are Dragons There is Alzheimers". my second book "Through the Maze of Life" was the start of my growth, my third and most recent book is called "Thoughtful Whispers" poems of a growing website is

Last updated August 10, 2011