Poem: A River

 A River

I flow with speed and grace
Out unto the sea.
Yonder from the mighty mountains I trace,
My path that is to be.
There are many beautiful things
That live near me, a river.
The colourful birds with feathered wings,
And the dainty flowers around trees that do not waver.
A deer here and a fox there
You see many a creature around me.
A crocodile always to be found where,
The imperial stag drinks on bended knee.

All through my winding course
I go past many a sight.
Best of all the place where I make myself hoarse,
The splendid waterfalls, shimmering in the light.
But past these wonders comes the pollution
The outcome of which I fear.
Toxic wastes emptied without consideration,
I dread the condition of all the animals near.
The first to fall were the little fish
Followed by the plants around me.
But for all that I could hope and wish,
I couldn't turn away from the thundering sea.
Life for me goes on and on
I flow along the eternal path.
From dawn to dusk and dusk to dawn,
I flow along the eternal path.

Warren V. Prabhu
Bejai, Mangalore.
Studying at St. Josephs PU College (IIE) Bangalore

Warren V. Prabhu
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Comment on this article

  • Arthur D'Souza & Family, Cincinnati, Ohio

    Thu, Jan 08 2009

    Oh dear Warren, who would have so inspired you but your creative parents? Have a Happy eventful new year. Love Uncle harry & Family


    Tue, Jan 06 2009

    Dear Warren, "A RIVER" is a lovely poem and I liked it very much!! "Congrats" Hope to read more such beautiful poems from you. All the best to you. Love and best wishes, AUNTY EVA

  • Stany Dsouza, Miyar / Mumbai

    Sun, Jan 04 2009

    Great poetry, dear Warren. Keep going. Stan uncle & Jessie aunty.

  • Bernie, New Jersey

    Mon, Dec 29 2008

    Warren, we are happy to see some budding poetic talent in our family. All the best to you and keep it up. Love, Bernie and family

  • Claude Pinto, Bejai/ Sharjah

    Mon, Dec 29 2008

    Indeed it felt nice to read such a lovely poem, from our young Warren! Finally, there is still some talent coming out from our young lads. Keep going Warren! From, Claude, Marina, Canvina and Maylin

  • jayant, riyadh/suratkal

    Sat, Dec 27 2008

    Warren, wish you all the best Keep on writing and make your parents and our country proud by writing more such creative piece of work.

  • Placid G. Noronha, Bijai, Mangalore

    Sun, Dec 28 2008

    A beautiful poem, well written by the young poet who deserves appreciation and encouragement. Nature in its bounty is vividly portrayed by the budding poet through the perennial flow of the river until it merges with the turbulent waters of the mighty ocean, accompanied by the perilous mass of unmindful desruction meted out by the callous attitude of We, the so called intelligent earthlings, who care a pittance to the flora and fauna surrounding us, to satiate our unending greed. Wish you all the best. Placid.

  • Kristel, Sharjah

    Sat, Dec 27 2008

    That was a lovely poem Warren, on the River. Would like to read more such lovely poems from you. Regards & best wishes, Sunil, Kristel & Kaniel.

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