If my memory serves me well
you were once a friend of mine
need I remind you, pray do tell
a friend who overstepped the line
friend became lover became husband so fine
I'm longing now to feel your arms
Sailing amid memories divine
Right when I thought, I was over your charms
behind my eyes, beneath my skin, you twine
Like an almost forgotten memory
a song, your words combine
bridge across time, consoling me
over and over, our dreams align
troubled tho our paths maybe
water flows through sands of time, for me
I feel your love
Will you always feel mine?
ease the parting, herein-above
your gift, our love, define
mind and soul are thine.
27 February 2014
Copyright © Huberta van Akkeren | Year Posted 2014
If finding yourself means going it alone,
You shouldn’t—a fact that is painfully plain.
Need is a naturally human bemoan,
A collaboration helps you remain, a
Friend to those who also have needs to atone.
I'm clearing a path, a push straight ahead,
Sailing stress free in my life stem to stern.
Right where I should be, clarity widespread,
Behind me no wake or substantive churn.
Like all things in life from which one must glean,
A period of time flowing under
Bridge where it is swept quite far out to sea,
Over vastness like far distant thunder
Troubled and troubles, mere seconds they flee
Water healing life’s fires placed asunder.
I promise you one fact I now cherish
Will power alone is power itself, so
Ease your mind with the faith you’ll not perish
Your success assured, fear placed on the shelf
Mind over matter, peace you’ll inherit.
© David Wegman 2014
Submitted for Roy Jerden’s Poetry Contest: “Bridge Over Troubled Water - Word Acrostic”
Copyright © Michael Wegman | Year Posted 2014
W hen a wedding took place
A t Cana in Galilee
T he mother of Jesus said to Him
E very wineskin is empty
R emember the story from long ago
I nto the ceremonial pots* water was poured
N ot wine but just plain water to wash hands and feet
T o clean away the dirt(sin) of the world
O ut came wine(His blood) a New Covenant
W ine to cleanse away all sin
I nto the ceremonial pots* water
N ew wine, great wine, the best wine came out
E ternal love, grace, salvation _Eternal Life came in
Ceremonial Pots were pots that contained water
for washing away the dirt of the world or the
sin that the Jewish people came in contact _
Remember Jesus washing their feet..
The water = the law
The Wine= allegory or metaphoric language to speak of His shedding of His blood on Calvary or of drinking His Blood at the Passove
or in our communion of today...
Copyright © Sara Kendrick | Year Posted 2013
B ridge Over Troubled Water...
R ealizing I am not above trouble...
I am human to a fault...
D ecisions in life to be crossed...
G od knows my life stands at the alter...
E ternity is my bridge over troubled water...
O ver Troubled Water...
V ictory in the mist of my troubles...
E ven when I make the same mistakes...
R ivers of troubled water will take place...
T roubled Water...
R eality sinks in, through the flow of the river...
O nly that can be seen, by the unseen eye...
U nderneath the bridge there lies...
B eneath the waters that flow...
L ies awaiting the answer to our call...
E very decision that can be made over...
D ecides our destiny through troubled waters...
A s clear as the answer to our troubles...
T akes us on to a new life...
E ternity, forever illuminated by the living Christ...
R ealizing that He is the answer to, Bridge Over Troubled Water...
By: Cinda M Carter
Contest...Bridge Over Troubled Water
Copyright © Cinda Carter | Year Posted 2014
N ever ending water cascading continuously down
I ncredible beauty nestled in a small quaint town
A lways bustling, a town that rarely does not sleep
G ambling at casino. will you jump for joy or weep
Arm in arm couples walk and gaze at the wondrous view
R ediscovering their love, they cherish each other anew
A magic mist fills the air as it crashes into the gorge below
F rom far and wide people visit to see the fascinating water flow
A mazing rainbows are seen quite often, a sight to behold
L isten to the roaring waters and let this natures beauty enfold
L ively shows at the many theatres are guaranteed to beguile
S top by for a visit I guarantee this town will make you smile
Copyright © Cecilia Macfarlane | Year Posted 2015
Spend your hard-earned cash on fuel for takeoff.
Pray that the government does not find out until gone.
Allow your free time for checking weather, not golf.
Case the local food store for dry goods you can con.
Evaluate your water supply needs, no water in cosmos.
Secure a safe place for waste, body waste floats to easy.
Have welding knowledge, so your stored rocket is close.
Internet may bring suspicion making government queasy.
Plan to go up straight in the air, horizontal rockets scare.
Copyright © cecil hickman | Year Posted 2009
If I could only take away your pain
You would always find my hand in yours
Need you by my side
A love for you so strong and never dies
Friend, husband, my lover
I’m forever yours
Sailing together on life’s rough journey
Right by your side forever
Behind us all our troubles, we just look forward to the future
Like our holiday in the sun
A break we need so much since you have been so ill
Bridge built, no barrier we cannot overcome
Over all the years together
Troubled times are now in the past
Water under the bridge, your cancer is gone forever
I will be yours until the day we die
Will stay by your side
Ease back gently into the peaceful life we once knew
Your ever loving wife
Mind body and soul forever yours
Written for the Competition sponsored by Roy Jerden
Bridge over Troubled water - Word Acrostic (my first ever acrostic poem)
Dedicated to my husband with all my love
Jan Allison 17th February 2014
Copyright © JAN ALLISON | Year Posted 2014
If you are sad or are lonely
You will need a helping hand
Need friends to gather around you
A cry of help I will answer
Friend is what you will always be
I'm sailing through rough waters
Sailing to you fast as can be
Right now I can feel your sorrow
Behind you leave your problems now
Like they never had existed
A problem shared is halved
Bridge's are there to help you cope
Over time you will learn and grow
Troubled mind will then be at ease
Water flows washing them away
I will help carry your burden
Will support and ease your passage
Ease and peace will flow over you
Your time is now not tomorrow
Mind set free to flow like water
written by Shadow Hamilton
Contest: Bridge Over Troubled Water
sponsor Roy Jerden
I have sat at the table in the pub where this song was written there is a plaque
on the wall commemorating this wonderful song and a view of the river as it rushes
past in turmoil you can also see the bridge from the table they used.
Copyright © Shadow Hamilton | Year Posted 2014
Sitting comfortably at my veranda on sunny day
Yet my heart still searching and longing for something
Thinking of the cool blue water splashing nearby
Makes me decide to take a deep and refreshing plunge
July 20, 2013
For Adam Hapworth “CAPTCHA ACROSTC” contest
Copyright © Maria Paz Samelo | Year Posted 2013
If you want me to care
You will have to share.
Need someone to love.
A heart for your glove,
Friend with some flare,
I’m the one, which is true.
Sailing across the ocean blue,
Right before your eyes,
Behind your path, below the skies,
Like a forever friend you know.
A guardian with special glow,
Bridge not me before my start.
Over previously broken heart,
Troubled days and nights are gone.
Water washes your heart at dawn.
I want you to believe my words.
Will you listen to singing birds?
Ease all the ills of your soul.
Your heart is my only goal.
Mind not, my passion will console.
Copyright © cecil hickman | Year Posted 2014
Everything was green and lush as I walked the hiking path,
little did I know that soon I would be hopelessly lost and
entangled by the forest with foliage impermeable. I walked
miles. Soon I was weary and so thirsty, I knew it was a requisite,
even perhaps death, I needed water soon or die. Suddenly a
needed precipitation, a sweet drizzle of cold rain falling on me from
twisted branches above in the tree canopy. I cupped my hands and drank.
Stillness surrounded me, not even the birds sang, all was quiet.
Pausing, I then heard the sound of water in the distance calling to me,
and I started to walk in that direction, energized by the thought of the coolness,
running through the thorns and decaying fauna, stopping and starting,
twisting and turning. I stood there panting listening and still hearing water.
Then I rested on the decomposing forest floor and fell asleep and dreamt . . .
How did I get to this lovely place of waterfalls and brilliant foliage and a
river of icy blue flowing into a lagoon with flowers blooming and trees so green.
Every perfect thing you could image was before me. I plunged into the lagoon,
exhilarated. How I needed the hydration and I drank to invigorate myself.
Wonderful sprays of serenity held me and I never wanted to leave,
and under the moon I swam and dived in the emerald blue iciness, but
then, I awoke and knew I was not of this realm anymore. I was to be
eternally part of the icy blue, a water fairy dwelling in a beautiful lagoon,
reality gone, now I am the crystallization of water, a sweet hazy reverie.
From my watery grave, I whisper to you in dreams, come my lovely, come
and join me in the misty blue, oh it is magical where I dwell in water deep.
In my realm all is tranquil and peaceful and we can float free and calm,
rest your soul in my crispness all the night, come my lovely, come. I promise,
you can leave when you wish- or perhaps you will stay with me in the icy blue.
April 1, 2016
For the contest, Elements Part 3: Water
sponsor, Brian Davey
Copyright © Broken Wings | Year Posted 2016
Water: wonderful sustainer of life-
Always taken for granted- an epicenter of strife;
Trickling toxins make it unsafe-
Eventual Love Canals all over the place;
Remand the polluters to a healthy jail space!
Copyright © bill frew | Year Posted 2010
If at any time in your life
you feel the desire and the
need for someone to be
a source of comfort and a
friend in all situations
I'm always around for you
sailing on the waters of life
right through the darkest hour just
behind you in fair or foul weather
Like a log on the river banks I will be
a path across for you just like a
bridge stretched from bank to bank
over the raging turbulent river
troubled by the wind churning the
water into a mass of liquid fury
I am right there at your side and
will always be there for you to
ease all of your burdens and
your fears and to comfort your
mind to peace and tranquillity
Copyright © john beharry | Year Posted 2014
If time is turning unpropitious,
You shouldn't hesitate a minute,
Need not ponder a moment,
A distance of a courtesy call,
Friend will stand by you for sure !
I'm in the same waters as you,
Sailing in the parallel boat as you do,
Right or at times left waves might slow the pace,
Behind at times left, but let fortitude prevail !
Like best of the times quickly pass away,
A perverse situation too is not going to stay,
Bridge the gap between time and patience,
Over and over build up your vicissitude,
Troubled times would soon be left far away,
Water, the morning water will soothen the sail !
I'll not let the stress overpower ,
Ease the mind off the recurrent vague thoughts,
Your spirit will feel the essence of enlightenment,
Mind palace is a place wonderful if conquered !!
Written by Dr. Upma A. Sharma
Copyright © Dr. Upma A. Sharma | Year Posted 2014
a boy is boating on the yellow river
singing songs and praising the nature
singing loudly and thanking the creator
woods are there beside the river
the boy must be human race and woods, rivers are all nature
the still water is not still now
a seven headed snake
is chasing underneath the water
the body was dark and seven heads symbolize seven sins that are devils graces
oh the boy is unware the snake
like we and our fate
wake up o' little soldier,u have to win
against darkest nature
Copyright © priyabrata nayak | Year Posted 2012
( RIVER RAPIDS )
R- Riding in a raft, heart racing, water splashing.
I- Intense situation, always careful, of any crashing.
V- Voyage underway, up and down is the motion.
E- Extreme class 6, dangerous magic without a potion.
R- Rock splats, load the back, warning signs are flashing.
R- Regulations, Qualifications, essential things to know.
A- Alluring, addicting, as the excitement starts to grow.
P- Pirouette executed, avoiding obstacles in the way.
I- Incoherent unaware, of the prices that you`ll pay.
D- Dangerous waters, unforgiving, but curious in your mind.
S- Scary tension starts to mount, as the time starts to wind.
Copyright © Jasmine Cruz | Year Posted 2014
Copyright © JEAN MURRAY | Year Posted 2015
When the vital element(earth) I live on looks parched and dry
anxiously I gaze upwards for precipitation to come from sky,
thanking the rainfall that invigorates all life and living
eloquently I praise thee as in hydration you retain my being,
requisite Life element, I daresay, you help my heart beat running.
it must be crystallization of a great thought that made you, you take any form,
shape and space, supporting all life forms you retain every race in norm.
God may seem impermeable or inaccessible to
ordinary souls like me but I see you as my flowing visible
deity that cleanses my soul and quench’s my thirsty body.
Elements Part 3: WATER - Poetry Contest
Included these 6 words in the poem as per the contest 1) HYDRATION (2) REQUISITE (3) PRECIPITATION (4) IMPERMEABLE (5) INVIGORATE (6) CRYSTALLIZATION.
Sponsored by: Brian Davey
Copyright © Sathya Babu | Year Posted 2016
We drink it and use it for many things. It’s as
Ancient as the dinosaurs. We drink and use
The same water that they consumed. The water cycle is an
Ever going process that
Reuses water in all three forms.
Copyright © Nicole Sharon Brown | Year Posted 2010
If the days seem too long to bear
You should call on God, he is always there.
Need someone to talk to?
A person who you know will always be true?
Friend, talk to jesus, he will deliver you
I'm struggling with doubt and sorrow
Sailing through this world is harder than I thought it would be
Right in front of me lies tomorrow
Behind me are the mistakes, always taunting me
Like the seprent did to Eve
A woman was walking, searching for "The Healer"
Bridge after bridge she crossed, with no one there to help her
Over and over she fell, growing weaker with every step
Troubled with her sin, she wondered, will God's promise be kept
Water! She found water, and the Master was waiting, and into his arms, the woman lept.
I am the Lord your God, and I'm so glad you found me.
Will I heal you? Of course, my child.
Ease your mind, little one. Your soul is now set free
Your heart has been hurt and you've been sick for a while
Mind you, I'm your father. I've been with you, mile after mile.
Copyright © Carson Searcy | Year Posted 2014
Jack is nimble with his frozen power
All the coldness he can shower
Crystalizing everything in his path
Keenly freezing with an icy laugh
From his fingers come frosty chills
Rare designs he brings icicle frills
Out of the ice he simply transforms
Silently decorating windows and doors
Then turning it black with his frozen laws
© Copyright K.C.Leake
27th November 2015
All Rights Reserved
Copyright © kevin leake | Year Posted 2015
Prepared to enter the hydration.
Requisites all fulfilled.
Energy dissipating, as
Crystallization has completed.
I will act quickly.
Nerve-blasting pain--which invigorates.
Copyright © Kit S | Year Posted 2016
Wet,wonderful, clean, and refreshing
(Allegory for something as well as plain water.)
Copyright © Sara Kendrick | Year Posted 2009
STREAM OF SIGHS
The Stream left the Mountain.......
Left The Magic Fountain..........
Through rocks ,small
Through rocks ,tall
It became a waterfall
Such Water,gave to all....
Part of the dream.........
The Water continued to fall
The Stream of Sighs..........
Flowed through the Whispering Trees
Here the beauty lies.........
What the love ,sees
The Water gleamed
For, all it touched........
So it seemed...........
The Moon glowed
The Stream flowed
Soft rippling into the night
How it gleamed in the Moonlight
The Trees Whispered
The Stream sighed
Such Magic it couldn't hide
The Waters reached the Castle well
The Stream of Sighs...........
The Waters fell
The Faeries could tell...........
for, they were wise.........
In waters that did dwell,
in Truth and Love,
from the mountain high above
Copyright © Matthew Brackley | Year Posted 2007