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I Can Be Like Water

just like a sparkling stream

By Bugsy WattsPublished 2 months ago 1 min read
I Can Be Like Water
Photo by Akira Hojo on Unsplash

I've tumbled over concepts

all too frequently,

about constituents that make a person

all that they can be.


Were we stamped in the womb

with our genetic code,

planned for a singular purpose

only living could make known?


Looking at the water

as it washed over my feet,

I deduced beliefs could complicate

the truths we all could meet.


Water never settled

in one consistent state,

it moved and flowed and bent itself

in rivers, creeks, and straits.


Water stretches to oceans

makes homes for whales and fish,

answers the moon in changing tides

like an 11:11 wish.


Water gathers across the sky

in cumulonimbus clouds,

drifting in dreamy shapes

or clapping thunder loud.


Water falls down softly

to nourish plants with sodden soil,

it fills our cups on cold days

when the kettle sings its boil.


Water settles on winter streets

in blankets of sparkling snow,

it forms itself in angels and men

at less than 25 below.


Water crackles under blades

as they carve the icy lake,

it opens spots into its depths

to simply jolt you awake.


Water transforms its existence

from frozen to flowing to steam,

but I know that it's still water

because it winks and it gleams.


I can follow what I'm meant for

be told all that I can be,

or I can be like water

it's all up to me.

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About the Creator

Bugsy Watts

Got bit by the writing bug.

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bugsywattspoetry/

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  • Rick Henry Christopher2 months ago

    Beautiful and filled with such emotion and movement.

  • Andrei Z.2 months ago

    Nice poem!😉

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