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Cascading over the craggy cliff
what once was a soft flowing stream
turned into rushing river,
it reaches it's crescendo, it's timpani

molecules race against time in an
ever high paced endeavor,
to settle to the bottom once again
to rest among the others, already settled

What once was blue and aqua green 
is now white with fury, almost anger,
unleashed and unrestrained lashing out
against that which wishes solace

Never to be harnessed by the hand of man
perhaps used for power that would be gained
and garnered from it, unyielding, undenied
yet afraid of the possibilities if touched

At it's end is a cloud of mist arise
as a fog, hiding it's loathing for the fall
exploding with lust to be free again
to flow in peace, rapture, forgiven

To return to a more sedated life
to that rushing river, with desire 
to return to that meandering stream
to once again pool, in the silky sun

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  1. Date: 5/20/2010 2:57:00 PM
    A very pleasant write, Mr. Pickett. Rejoycing and refreshing,,IRMA

  1. Date: 5/11/2010 8:25:00 PM
    Lovely and expressive Taz .. waterfalls are so very beautiful to look at and they take your breath away as your words have tonight with your awesome and creative write..luv.. from the "Sweetheart"

  1. Date: 5/11/2010 8:05:00 PM
    An interesting write about waterfall and what it evokes for you. Striking imagery. Thanks for sharing. Caroline.

  1. Date: 5/11/2010 6:39:00 PM
    wonderful imagery, Rick alond with great personification usage. Alot of powerful lines ending in peace. Enjoyed much. Thanks for the comment the way check out my poem "Ole Dog" and read it to Jackson. :)-Robert

  1. Date: 5/11/2010 8:57:00 AM
    Sedated life, has a grippening force of nature...enjoyed reading today!