Swept Away

I sometimes feel
Swept away in a river,
Arms flailing, trying to stay afloat,
Drawn down and away
From the bank
Where soft grasses
And small flowers
Drift past, as my body passes
Rolling gently,
Impotent in its inundating powers.

I cannot see.
There could be a kindly tree
Dipping a branch where my weak arms could catch it
And clasp, catching my breath,
Ready to climb
Up through the rushes
And fall on the ground.
Or, as evening hushes,
Night sinking,
I may disappear in the widening water without a sound.

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Author: nicholasrowepoet

In 2017, I set myself a goal that 'I would love to become a writer, to use my creativity, and be able to move and inspire people'. I expect this to be a long journey, but it is one I am excited to have started on. I hope that by being able to share my writing as I develop, people will be able to enjoy it, and I will be able to learn from constructive feedback whether positive or critical. I am grateful for the study I have been able to do with the Open University in the Arts and Languages, and that has given me a good foundation to set out on this course. I am a dad, a husband, and pass my 9 to 5 as an IT Solutions Specialist.

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