Saturday, May 8, 2010

Reflections From The Water

The follower is like a leaking faucet that just keeps dripping and dripping until someone comes along and turns off the valve.

The fool is like a puddle in a busy pathway that gets stepped in time and time again.

The dreamer is a like a arctic glacier that lives in constant longing for a spring that it has never known.

The hero is like a high flowing fountain that's fervent spray touches all who come near.

The leader is like the tide that has the power to pull the waves in and send them back out again.

For all mankind is like a thousand differently wound rivers, yet each one is reaching toward the same ocean.


  1. Carrie,
    I like your connection and movement with natural earth 'life' and the human life similarities.
    Very nice images, through your words Carrie.
    Best wishes,

  2. Carrie, you KNOW I love this one, being such a water-lover myself! All of the images are glorious, and I love the comparison to humans, especially the ending where mankind is "like a thousand differently wound rivers...reaching toward the same ocean." Wow. Wonderful concept!!!!!! Lovely.

  3. Thank you Eileen and Sherry for your wonderful and encouraging comments you both always make me smile...thank you both! :-)

  4. Gorgeous! And such an original idea for a poem.

  5. lovely and descriptive similes. I like the part about all going to the same ocean. Reminds me of the movie, Nemo, where the fish said, all drains lead to the ocean.


"Our best thoughts come from others." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson