Watching the Ripples Radiate.
Author: marshalg

Chapter 71
Death by Drowning















Surging through the life way

Feel the flooding all around,

Wade neck deep in turmoil

Inundated, cold and drowned.


A waterfall of trouble

Cascading through your mind,

Slashing through the visual

And rendering you blind.


Awash with soaking platitudes

Immersed in ideas fraught,

With rationale that's compromised

By sudden thoughts of nought.


Sloughing off precipitants

Skimming through the mire,

Rearrange the tangled sequence

To leave potential to aspire.


Dispense with poor priorities

Expunge them with a shout,

Simplify the landscape

And flush that mind set out.


Is tomorrow looking lucid,

Have the torrents disappeared?

Is your temperament improving,

Have you lost that leaden fear?


Have the serpents all submerged

Beneath the blackness of abyss?

Has hope's glimmer re-ignited

To make a drowning death remiss?



Mangere Bridge

1st December 2008


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