The Great Escape – Part Eleven
Of course, that’s what we are, a river, flowing through, along, the path of time. And that path, that course, that river bed is strewn with rocks, obstacles, all manner of things that can cause us to suffer or simply slow us down. We, you, me, they, all of it, all of existence is the flowing river. It’s all energy, because that’s we are, flowing energy. We are flow-ers, flowing, flow-er children. Around and around and around it goes, river to sea to cloud to raindrop to stream to river. Round and round we go.
The flow was so slow
that I wanted to know
just why I was feeling so down.
It hadn’t rained for days
and I was in kind of daze.
The heat will do that you know,
There had been a big drought
And we’d had quite a bout
of sluggishness, indolence and sloth
We drifted for days
in a somnombulent haze,
a murkey, lugubrious broth.
I looked down and thought,
well now, look at that rock.
That must be what’s causing the trouble.
If it was moved to the right,
or moved to the left,
our flow would almost be double.
It was only a little one
wedged ‘tween two big stones.
Surely not much of a hinderance.
For a river like us
to push us and toss,
to unplug such a tiny encumberance.
So we pushed and shoved
until finally it budged
just a hair, just slightly akimbo.
Well, the trickle increased,
it was better, at least
but it still, was it worth all the trouble?
So then we laid down,
sort of puddled around,
for our effort had been quite deteriorate.
It had increased our flow rate,
and we’d opened the floodgate,
but still we continued to stagnate.
But in our dilerium
we had failed to notice some
clouds that had gone beyond cirrus.
It started to pour
like never before.
The situation became quite delireous.
Our slough of despond
had become quite a pond,
and was growing with each drop that fell.
There was thunder and lightning,
It was all very enlightning,
as our edges continued to swell.
The crack ‘tween the rocks
that the pebble had blocked
had widened into a canyon.
We tumbled and rolled
and bubbled and roiled,
then shot through it, as if from a cannon.
The ride was so frightening
the crashing and shatterting
into billions of tiny small droplets
We soared and we plummeted
dove and spummated,
until finally, we became quite exhausted.
We rode to the sea,
the you and the me,
it was there that we all then engathered.
In the warmth of our bed
We giggled and said,
Have we ever been so enraptured?