River Runs

Writer’s Digest Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 349
For today’s prompt, write a “running its course” poem. Whether it’s for good or bad, things often run their course eventually (except for Saturday Night Live and The Simpsons, which apparently keep going no matter what). Often, that phrase means something comes to its natural conclusion, but it could also mean a marathon runner running his or her course, or a raft following a river, or any number of other creative interpretations.: 


bubbly brook
trips and tumbles
over pebbly pearls
twirls and traipses
down the hill

growing girth
slows her
frisky freshness
as she turns into
a resplendent river

her wiser waters
steadily swirling
she pours herself
into the stormy sea
She’s finally run her course


© 2016 Uma Venkatraman ~ All Rights Reserved


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