WATERWAYS

Updated Jun 12, 2017

I AM FOLLOWING THE SLOW MOVING STREAM AS IT PASSES FIELDS AND WOODLAND
WITH WILDLIFE STOPPING IN THEIR TRAVELS TO DRINK FROM THE COOL CLEAR WATER
I WATCH THEM AS THEY LIFT THEIR HEAD TO DETERMINE THEIR SAFETY OR LACK OF
SO PEACEFUL IS THIS SCENE. SO IDYLIC. BUT UNFORTUNATELY VERY UNLIKELY TO LAST
 
A STREAM IS PARAMOUNT TO THE LIVES OF ALL CREATURES BIG AND SMALL
NOT ALWAYS ABLE TO FIND DRINK WHEN THEY ARE PARCHED SO THEY MUST DRINK TILL SATED
THEREFOR THE LOWLY STREAM HAS A DUTY TO BRING TO ALL THE SUSTENANCE SO NECESSARY TO LIFE
 
THE STREAM ENTERS A NEW VISTA NOW. MOVING MORE QUICKLY AND IT APPEARS TO BE MERGING
A RIVER IN THE DISTANCE BECKONS IT TO JOIN FORCES AND BECOME ONE
AS THEY WHO HAVE NOW BECOME ONE JOURNEY ON, THE MOVEMENT TAKES ON AN URGENCY
SMALL RAPIDS ARE SOON TO COME INTO VIEW. SWIRLING OVER ROCKS LYING ON THE RIVER BED
 
ONCE PAST THE RAPIDLY FLOWING WATER, COMING INTO VIEW APPEARS TO BE A LAKE OF SORTS
NOT A QUIET LAKE ENJOYED BY FAMILIES OF BOATERS AND WATER SKIERS. NO THIS LAKE HAS TURBULENCE
IT WOULD SEEM TO BE IN A GREAT RUSH TO BE SOMEWHERE ELSE.
IT HURRIES ON TO ITS FINAL DESTINATION
 
AT LONG LAST. THERE ON THE HORIZON IS THE FINAL LEG OF THIS JOURNEY
A SEA OF FOAM IN COLOURS GREY BLUE AND IN THE SHALLOWS SOME AQUA MAY BE SEEN
THE JOURNEY HAS BEEN LONG AND HAS FINALLY COME TO AN END. THIS WATERWAY BEING THE OFFSPRING OF MANY WATERS JOINING TOGETHER AS ONE
 
SHIPS OF EVERY SIZE AND FROM MANY COUNTRIES WILL NOW BECOME A PART OF THE SCENERY
WILDLIFE MAY BE FOUND HERE AS WELL. A STRAY POPOISE OR PERHAPS A WHALE IN THE DISTANCE
A WATERWAY SUCH AS THIS MUST BE TREATED WITH THE UTMOST RESPECT
GAZE UPON THIS SIGHT WITH THE AWE IT DESERVES. IT IS NOW COMPLETE. A TRUE WATERWAY.