Monday, July 2, 2018

Water Under the Bridge

The image is taken from Google search. 

The rippling waves shied from my touch
like water under the bridge.

A gentle breeze blew the dead leaf from my fingers
like water under the bridge.

The glorious sunset left me in the dark
like water under the bridge.

The reason to wait no longer existed
like water under the bridge.

Yet, my heart refused to let go
like water under the bridge.

Twilight lost its stars in the clouds
like water under the bridge.

While I remained unmoving, my tears flowed
like water under the bridge.

The words of the past swirled around me
like water under the bridge.

The haunting agony not letting me move on
like water under the bridge.

Some stories never leave us alone
like water under the bridge.



This poem is written in Chant style. The poem has no rhyme scheme or meter.
"Water under the bridge" phrase has a different meaning, though I tried to use it in the literal sense, in the 'phrase' sense and also gave it a twist implying that the issue may still affect the person despite saying otherwise. 

4 comments:

  1. Interesting contrast between the metaphor of water under the bridge, it's literal meaning, and the narrator feeling the opposite.

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  2. I loved the personification of twilight losing its star children (or that's what I imagined). And there were very precise images throughout, especially the leaf on the finger. I wanted the repeated line to be more surprising. "Like water under the bridge" is a bit of a cliché.

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    1. Thank you, Nathan.
      I thought to incorporate the bridge prompt as well. And, I tried to use it to contrast its original meaning.
      Will find a better refrain next time. :)

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