free verse poem flow to the river

Free Verse Poem Flow to the River


In, “Free Verse Poem Flow to the River,” I illustrate the release of pain. I’m not afraid.

In this poem, “Free Verse Poem Flow to the River, ” this isn’t me, it is whom I was, full of pain, full of tears needing somewhere to go. I feel the rain make soft noises on the backs of slickers, on the tops of umbrellas, puddles catch soft steps, catches voices muffled under dampness. The rush to be somewhere holds empty faces. It was like another rainy Tuesday here in Seattle.

I now look at the cylinder sky, its colors scraping blue and white, twinges of yellow bleeding across and bare feet sticking to vinyl tiling. Where blood trickles with magic and I write it away on a white canvas. Oh, how the morning changes!

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Free Verse Poem Flow to the River

In the rain,
now it gives up

its pain,
drops splinters of bones
in the puddles

like the blood of a body,
no heart

is ever big
enough to hold,

it yearns, move me
from this place

& release the sorrow to the
catch basins

where I can
flow to the river

to freedom &
know whom I am.

©Linda J. Wolff (Google), and “Free Verse Poem Flow to the River.”

What is a Free Verse Poem? Typically, free verse is a patterned through speech rather than a meter. Further, this form of poetry is very open to the author’s discretion and usually does not rhyme. Such as, visual and sound effects are often employed.  It can have as many lines as the writer wishes.

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The woman behind Wolff Poetry. A poetic wordsmith by the mind and a passionate blogger by heart. Reservoir for Wolff Poetry and mentor for youth writing groups. Life motto: Everything you seek is in the stillness of one's mind. The place between seconds, whispering of a song between sound.

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