July 5, 2011

untitled

the girl
i love
tries desperately
to stay
above water
not to drown
in the choppy river

i want
more than anything
to rescue her
from the rough water
which threatens
to engulf her
but i do not know how

the only thing
i can do
is to swim out to her
i must try to hold on to her
and keep her afloat

i grab her hand
i scream at her
hold on!
don’t give up!
but i feel her fingers
slipping
slipping


copyright © 2011 Kevin Routh

2 comments:

  1. Hi just happened upon your blog and have just read untitled and liked it and am off to read more. C.

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  2. Depicting an incident and emotion in poem is a tough task.. you have done it well...

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