The Dancing Stones of the River

The Dancing Stones of the River

A Poem by Jessica

The Dancing Stones of the River
I don’t know anything abut structure.
I’m just chaos running through the universe making a mess of the place,
I’m just the dancing stones of the river forging a path through life,
I speak in riddles and rhyme,
A whirlwind of explosion set forth on Earth.
I’m a little bit of whimsy added to the grey sky,
I have never been understood,
But misunderstood,
With boundaries and boxes like cold steel, concrete,
You try to break my wings to make me fit.
But I rebel on,
I rebel on,
With the rumble of the river forging a path,
A destruction unforeseen,
The walls of the dam burst forth,
The turbulent river rising,
To the sea.

© 2019 Jessica

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The river will find it's own pathway, will break its banks when pushed by extremities or will flow gently at other times. A free spirit wanders in the same way. That's where your lines took me Jessica.


Posted 1 Year Ago

This one sounds like a description of a classic free spirit. This is the type of person who refuses to play by society's rules (though not in the way of a sociopath), and spurns convention. The poem seems lighthearted until it speaks of "A destruction unforeseen." From then on it can possibly allude to tragedy. Hope not. Well done.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 Year Ago

It's a hopeful poem the destruction unforseen is the river overcoming the dam. Society is the dam, t.. read more
John the Baptist

1 Year Ago

I see it now. Excellent imagery.

1 Year Ago

I got rid of "they burst forth" and put the walls of the dam burst forth. I think it makes the flow .. read more

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Added on January 14, 2019
Last Updated on January 15, 2019



Portage, IN

I'm a poet, wanting to possibly go into writing short stories or novels. I welcome any and all feedback. more..