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Running Water Poems

Running Water Poems - Below are popular examples of all types of running water poetry to share and read. This list of poems is composed of the works of modern poets of PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples for running water.

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The River Is Flowing
The remnant of last year’s summer bash lays bear on the ground
Staring at me without a smile or a frown, they just looked at me sitting on the big rock on the other side of the river 
The make shift...Read More
Categories: running water, community, courage, education, encouraging, england, leaving, motivation,
Form: Narrative

West Kingston Bad Man
Here I am again waiting for it to rain
Here I am again waiting to board the plane
I have been searching for the moon
But it is nowhere to be found
It seems as if it is buried somewhere
Underneath the distant cloud
The sun...Read More
Categories: running water, courage, creation, emotions, endurance, goodbye, journey, longing,
Form: Narrative
The melody in my mind
I will never have a million dollar voice
I will never be your favourite choice
I have no voice to silence a crowd like thunder
Or pierce silence like a hot blade through butter
My mouth can move and draw air from my chest
My...Read More
Categories: running water, adventure, desire, dream, emotions, self, senses, song,
Form: Rhyme

A father of six he was in his early forties,
struck by cancer
toiling to provide for his children 
no property
no land
no animals 
but a loyal old donkey 
that uncomplainingly was carrying from a distance
the heavy loads of wood and water
because there...Read More
Categories: running water, evil, world,
Form: Narrative
The face of Nature
Your hair,

Wild lavender dancing in the wind,
Throwing Scents of heaven into our life,

Your Eyes,
Streams of running water,

Tears that flow across the landscape,
and across our hearts,

Your lips,
From which the sounds of Blackbirds Sing,
Enchanting us into the mystery of now,

And your passion,
Volcanoes...Read More
Categories: running water, beautiful, bird, flower, garden, hair,
Form: Dramatic Verse

Premium Member The Synergist

As a child he discovered
how to assimilate, merge and verge.
His five senses did not become six,
but a number closer to one.

That day, water drooled over mossy stones.
He smelled the splash of foaming atoms,
the explosive opening of water-buds.

He thought to himself...Read More
Categories: running water, poetry,
Form: Free verse
Sound of running water prompts urge to urinate
(alternately titled:
Pee pee song and dance routine)

Invariably analogous setting
kickstarts schlemiel to agitate
excretory mechanism linkedin,
viz body electric doth actuate
merely upon turning faucet triggers
unstoppable onset to micturate

drinking coffee or caffeinated tea
also functions as diuretic
mimics similar rush'n spate
oh boy... if I hesitate
to whip...Read More
Categories: running water, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, 7th
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member Osprey
I ventured out one day to bird watch in the woods
I saw a new path to take near the tree where I stood
I walked for several miles and could smell fragrant flowers
Not sure how far I have gone but I’ve...Read More
Categories: running water, bird, nature,
Form: Rhyme
Like Zen in her Old Age
Like Zen in Her Old Age 


Like Zen in her old age,  

she moves as calm water 

with the slow metabolism 

of ancient stones and redwoods. 


toiling like the slow rutting 

of running water through rocks....Read More
Categories: running water, 8th grade, celebration,
Form: Free verse
It flows like a candy in the mouth
It strikes like lightning through the night
It strives like hunger
It matures like a red wine

It is not a hobby nor a chore
A necessity it is
It is not acquired nor accessible
A blessing it is

It...Read More
Categories: running water, africa, appreciation, art, creation, freedom, inspirational, motivation,
Form: Free verse
open house
some like the
pond scum but
other ones don't 

our pond attracted
one of those who
liked but must not

have loved the
mentioned above
property he was

a leopard frog
from a simple
family finally

setting out on
his own and so
finding what 

seemed proper
property he set
to chirping all

and everything
about what...Read More
Categories: running water, muse,
Form: I do not know?
Be like the sun
for grace and mercy,
be like running water
for generosity,
be like death
for rage and angry,
be like the earth for modesty.
Appear as you are,
be as you appear....Read More
Categories: running water, feelings, freedom, inspirational love, life, philosophy, psychological,
Form: Rhyme
Running Water In The River
R-unning water in the river
I-s a blessing from above; 
T-he graces from the sky
A-re truly the Father's love.

B-lessings never run dry, 
E-ver-flowing without end; 
R-ivers teach the message, 
C-onveying the truth they send.
A-sk the Lord in heaven, 
S-ilently and fervently...Read More
Categories: running water, birthday,
Form: Acrostic
A Walk in the Park

                                       ...Read More
Categories: running water, appreciation, beauty, bird, poems, spring, uplifting, weather,
Form: Ballad
This is Africa a friend to the west and home 
At west with Eastern coal
River Benue bend us to farm
River Nile march her name like
Nobles night of bliss in Cairo
She is the anchor of sun with earthen heritage

This is Africa...Read More
Categories: running water, beauty, black african american, life, memorial, passion,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member INTENSITY

                In my childhood memory, stream was running in frolic flow.
       ...Read More
Categories: running water, 12th grade, appreciation, river,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member My name will be Beauty Thunder
When I come back I will be a warhorse 
Twenty one hands high
I will ignore my mistress, taking no direction.

I will run toward the valley
Where I will be free with no bridle or saddle
Thundering through, amazing other creatures.

My coat of...Read More
Categories: running water, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, 7th
Form: Lyric
my feelings
I need her like plants need the sun. shes my photosynthesis 
just as waves pull In sand and push trash out she pulls me in and pushes bad thoughts out. shes my tidal force 
like the earth needs the sun...Read More
Categories: running water, desire, devotion, emotions, for her, kiss, life,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member Running Water
Running water in the summer
Go in awashin' with soap
Now the creek is covered 
In overgrowth like a cloak

Staying with my aunt, clever was she
She'd say let's go swimming in the creek
She'd grab some towels, slip in the soap
Then we'd wash...Read More
Categories: running water, character, family,
Form: Rhyme
Money Can't Buy Me Love The Brush Off
		Money Can’t Buy True Love

			By Gavri Hanita Hazaka Abir Selek 2nd 
			Charles  Gerald Patrick Chard 2nd 

It’s not the things you possess that make you someone,
Nor the money you spend like running water,
But the genuine love you share with...Read More
Categories: running water, beautiful,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member Childhood Inequality In School
Some children come into the school building dancing, singing, hopping, bursting with uninhibited glee.
They exchange giddy, happy stories about their day at the mall, dropping name brand names,
Showing off their glittery light-up shoes, and light up back packs.  They...Read More
Categories: running water, child, child abuse, children, family, school, teacher,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Running Water
 The place where they stay is just a shack
Their clothes made from a burlap sack
Running water's here
But just to be clear
They run to the well and bring it back!...Read More
Categories: running water, family, house, humor, word play,
Form: Limerick
The tunnel that houses us,
We thank you.
City dwellers that cook for us,
We love you.
The sun that dries the tunnels,
We thank you.
The rich that eat less,and
The garbage pits you fill,
We love you.
A muzungu that drops a coin,
We thank you.
Scavengers that share...Read More
Categories: running water, life, stress, success, suicide,
Form: Bio
Premium Member water

six kids
no running water
letter in mailbox

posted on June 6, 2018...Read More
Categories: running water, children, family, home, poverty,
Form: Haiku
Dark and Dangerous Like a Secret
dark and dangerous like a secret,
how deep, how far does the cave go?
the melody of running water,
shimmering, our helmet light reveals
a dangerous cascade, flowing inwards,
down a steep rocky chasm, on we go.
hidden wonders, they were all secrets.
giant selenite crystals, gypsum
the...Read More
Categories: running water, dark,
Form: Free verse