DOWN THE STREAM

Way down the stream,

The water is at its peak,

Caught in the waves I swirl around,

The stream ahead joins the sea,

I am eager to reach the bigger waters,

From there on I reach the shores,

Where it is safe for me,

On my way,

I catch the eye of young children playing nearby,

They are amused by me,

They watch me and play with me,

and let me go my way,

My journey is a tough one to take,

For the waters are deep,

I am just a small boat I may sink or cast away,

But yet I continue in these aggressive waters,

Conquering all the hurdles in my way,

For my destination is unknown,

I follow the path of the sea and go with it wherever it leads…

River Struck

A scenic river with many boats,

Awaiting their passengers,

I get on the boat and we move,

The paddle gently stroking the water,

Back and forth,

The boatman with a smile paddles effortlessly,

The sun setting over the horizon,

The birds in the sky,

And small island of trees nearby,

We cross mangroves,

Deep forests like,

Moving ahead I can see water till far,

Ahead a spot where different rivers meet,

The breeze picks up and it becomes chilly,

Fog can be seen and felt,

The boat emerges gently from the fog,

Reaching our destination,

I am sad that this journey is over now,

But I have clicked a picture of this memory to stay forever in my mind..