Watching a river

‘Old Father Thames’ by Philip Dodson

Watching the river

It flows endlessly
It flows past
The water shimmers past
The sky is reflected in it
The river is looking for the sea

The river does not fear reaching the sea
The river does not hold back
The river does not wait
The river is brimming with energy for its journey
The river knows its purpose

The river is watched by a man
He sits and watches it pass
He wonders about the river
He is taken by its purpose
He is in awe of its mighty flow

The man ponders life
The man ponders his life
The man thinks about his purpose
The man thinks about his journey
The man pauses and realises he fears the sea

Sea

The Sea – by Philip Dodson

The sea comes calm
It comes rough
It’s blue
Violet
Grey
Never blue

The sea goes in
It goes out
The sea brings life
It brings death
It is the creator
And the taker

The sea is the blood
That the planet lives by
The sea is the connector
The sea is the destroyer
The sea is high
The sea is low

The sea is everything
The yin
And the yang
The very essence
The sea is temporary
Yet permanent

The sea it’s mesmerising
The sea it calms
The sea brings peace
The sea is
The light
The sea