Lay them down

Poetry didn’t know of me.
Then on a day.

As the water’s edge
served as an easel.

I had to be humbled.
giving my tears
metaphorically and figuratively
to the waters
in an act of futility.


I began to understand.

God doesn’t have to shout
when whispering is enough.


Giving your tears to the waters matters none.

Get up! Get yo’ ass up! Stand to your feet, do not acquiesce!

Take your burdens to the water’s edge
and lay them down.

Better yet.

Let them drown.

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1 Comment

  1. katelon says:

    Lovely photos and poem.

    Long ago I heard the words “You better listen to the whisper, before it becomes a shout”. I meant to write song based on those words but it still hasn’t appeared.

    Liked by 1 person

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