poem: the strongest of bodies

the strongest of bodies

i am a river

always moving

ever changing

my waters flow

through dry lands

spawning new growth

Iin desolate places

i am a river

pushing onward

in my own direction

finding another part

of me in each new place

you may try to catch me,

block me, stop me

even capture just

a handful of me


you will never

be able to take

all of me

©  Kimberly Williams Shorter, 1996.

2 thoughts on “poem: the strongest of bodies

  1. I liked this poem. I really admire poets and songwriters. For some reason, I just can’t write like that even though I wish I could. I write mostly short stories, dabbled in screen plays, and now attempting to write novels.

    Keep smiling,
    Yawatta Hosby

    1. Thank you, Yawatta, for your kind words! My advice to you is to keep writing! The more you write, the more you will develop your writing style. You can do anything you put your mind to…always remember that!


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