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A Sliver of River

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A Sliver of River

A sliver of river appears in my view;
The window has served up the slice.
Of course, thought I’d love the whole vista, to me
A sliver is almost as nice.

It gives me a glance of the watery ways
That surround us as we stroll the city.
Our island existence we often forget
As we deal with the gruff and the gritty.

Yet just a short distance away are the waves
Which are churned by each ferry and barge;
And at times, Nature’s wrath rises over the banks
Which reminds us just who is in charge.

The river is calm now, the part I can see;
A tugboat chugs by, trailing foam.
I stare out the window and smile at the thought
That this sliver’s delivered this poem.

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  1. Date: 12/13/2012 10:33:00 AM
    'sliver...river...delivered,' I LOVE it! Once again your cadence and rhyming are impeccable, and your message is a crucial one... 'just who is in charge,' superb!! Best wishes, Keith

  1. Date: 12/12/2012 7:51:00 PM
    Really, the imagery is amazing. I wish I knew where it was..I can picture it in my mind..Lovely poem..Thanks for your comments..Hugs, Holly

  1. Date: 12/12/2012 4:31:00 PM
    what great imagery, as always. Cindy

  1. Date: 12/12/2012 4:31:00 PM
    Nice flow to it too...

  1. Date: 12/12/2012 3:51:00 PM
    Just a peek is what some seek to make them feel alive. But to me it's all just greek, I till the soil to strive. I'm not a farmer. It just rhymed. :) Enjoyed ilene.