Friday, May 7, 2010

Learning How To Reach

The river is a drifter always leaving behind what it once had, never comprehending the purpose that returning has. For the distant shore behind it has so much to teach, and so the restless river is still learning how to reach.

The forest is an anchor always holding to the hope of freedom it does not have, never truly grasping the purpose for which the roots do stand. For the wind that bends the branches has so much to teach, and so the settling forest is still learning how to reach.

Mankind is an idealistic dreamer always seeking the perfect path, never understanding the purpose that falling has. For the stumbling blocks before us have so much to teach, and so mankind in his searching is still learning how to reach.


  1. Yes, yes we are still learning how to reach. I an enjoyed the flow of this poem and the questions it digs up. I wonder if all this searching doesn't sometimes blind us from the answers that we are so busy looking for? You never dissapoint Carrie, your poems are always so thought provoking. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Thank you always inspire me, and I appreciate your words of encouragment! :-)

  3. So true - we have to keep reaching...if we do not fall - we will never learn how it get up....very nice...bkm

  4. Carrie,
    I loved your words here, which just go to prove, that we never do stop learning, or truly searching for more.


  5. Thank you Jingle, Signed...bkm and Eileen for your kind words. I have really enjoyed reading everyones personal favourites...:-)


    have a fun day,
    take any awards u like,
    welcome to Poets Rally on Wednesday..

  7. Wonderfully wise and perfectly writen:)

  8. I'm always fascinated to learn which of their own poems a poet i like would choose as their favorite, so when I saw this link on your Poets United profile, I had to come see.

    It's simply brilliant. No wonder you favor this little gem! I was sitting here going "oh wowwwwww" to the point that my dog came in the room to investigate. :-)


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