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Saturday, 22 June 2013

Solidity In A Turbulent World

Pebble in the sand
Rolled and smoothed in natures hand
Pushed and pulled in ebbing tide
Glistening whilst flowing waters fight
Pebble in the sand
Tossed around by another's hand
Rides once more the crests and waves
Sinks again to the fisherman's grave
Pebble in the sand
Caressed again in playful hands
Edges smoothed amid summer storms
Rides the waves of life reborn

Boulder on the hill
Worn smoothed in warmth and chill
Splintered from the stagnant rock
Immobile now just taking stock
Boulder on the hill
Weathered stone patiently still
Settled in its resting place
Stands tall and proud with stoic grace
Boulder on the hill
Bordered with a fragrant frill
Soaking up the summer rains
Solid rock through life's hurricanes

Rock astride the stream
Braced against the tidal screams
Deflecting ripples of the world outdoors
Stands fast and strong amid the roars
Rock astride the stream
Pushed and pulled by hands unseen
Rigid calm amid life's disorder
A solid point in cascading water
Rock astride the stream
River guardian stands supreme
Proudly defiant amid the flotsam of life
Pillar of strength in a world full of strife

© Fergus Martin

Jun 2013