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Secrets of the Stream

~ Impatient, are the waters, that ripple in the stream Taking no notice of one all alone They continue to flow, to swirl, twist and turn They pay no attention, think nothing of me As I sit here to ponder, to write and compose ~ Deep in the stones, lie dark secret longings Old stories of those, who sat on the bank Like me, finding hallows to gather and think I'm called by the breezes to capture the prose Inspired by nature, words flow from creation Written to cast, like leaves on the water ~ The cattails that rattle, the cinnamon fern The willows that lean, each twig bends to listen Before me, were others who sat in the sun On the mossy green bank of the waters that know... Watching each ripple from precipice high With stories, of heartache, and reasons to cry ~ Cavorting blue ribbons, hiding the answers Splashing and laughing, no time for my questions I lean my hand over, to calm the swift partings Cold water runs swiftly, and it stays in command It runs through my fingers, like life on a journey Secrets it carries, and onward it goes… Taking no notice of one all alone ~

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  1. Date: 6/16/2013 4:36:00 AM
    Lovely Carrie, just lovely. Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 6/14/2013 9:11:00 AM
    STUNNING. You know, I majored in English Literature in university, and I would have much preferred studying YOUR poetry over some of the "famous" poets we looked at.

  1. Date: 6/13/2013 5:22:00 PM
    Lovely piece! congrats Kim

  1. Date: 1/27/2012 2:56:00 PM
    Carrie, The more I read your poems...Well... the more thankful I am that you leave them to share. A musically talented young lady I used to date many years ago said that the best compliment you can give an artist is to say "Thank You"-----so, "Thank You"

  1. Date: 12/28/2011 7:51:00 PM
    Congratulations Carrie on both of your poems getting in. Good luck in the final. This is a beauty. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 12/28/2011 6:18:00 PM
    Congratulations , Carrie, for TWO of your poems making it thru to round two. this was a beauty. HEck,you could have entered anything and got in!

  1. Date: 6/9/2011 9:40:00 AM
    Congratulations on a well deserved win in Constance La France's "Write Me A Rippling Stream" contest Carrie. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/8/2011 1:29:00 AM
    how descriptive, carrie! … super cheers for the fine spot! :) huggs

  1. Date: 6/6/2011 9:11:00 AM
    Cngraulations on the third place win in the contest of constance, Carrie

  1. Date: 6/6/2011 6:44:00 AM
    This is gorgeous Carrie. many congrats for this win.

  1. Date: 6/6/2011 6:33:00 AM
    Wonderful imagery Carrie...Congrats on your win..

  1. Date: 6/5/2011 9:49:00 PM
    vivid imagery, carrie.. congrats with huggs!:)

  1. Date: 6/5/2011 8:35:00 PM
    Congrats Carrie on your splendid third place win in Constance's contest .. enjoy with luv..

  1. Date: 6/5/2011 7:25:00 PM
    Congratulations Carrie, on your shared 3rd place win in my Rippling Stream Contest with this beauty~~

  1. Date: 6/5/2011 5:29:00 AM
    Good luck in the contest. Mike

  1. Date: 6/2/2011 9:33:00 PM
    Smile ~ “'Secrets of The Cream;' I Love That Title 'My Dear, Precious & Beautiful Carrie Richards!!!'” ~ As a matter of fact I love this entire beautiful poem yet, tis nothing really new for, I Always loved “Your Beauties” lovely & gifted verse ~ I could see “Your Loveliness” sitting there with Your precious hand sooo soft, blessing the waters ~ “Beautiful Painting In Faves; 'Love, Always,'” John!:) ~

  1. Date: 6/2/2011 8:03:00 PM
    Nice Carrie~beautiful.....God bless you!

  1. Date: 6/2/2011 6:58:00 PM
    Wow. This is very good. I like your style. Good you do me the honors of taking a look at some of my work and tell me what you think when your done. Thank you so very much, Scott