I Want To Break Free

"Nick's Rock"
"Nick's Rock" | Source

The Rock

We renamed the Sunwapta Falls, in Jasper National Park, Alberta Canada to "Nick’s Rock", when we visited these awesome falls a few years back.

We were awestruck by the sheer power and beauty of these incredible falls, quietly overlooked and protected by the grandeur and magnificence of the majestic Rocky Mountains.

This is where The Rock had come to rest.

Like a magnet it draws you in, it’s captivating, hypnotising, it’s authority radiating boldly,

All eyes are focused on The Rock.

Is today the day it finally falls?

Who can look away and miss that moment?


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I Want to Break Free

Many years have drifted by

Since this became my home

Nothing changes

I look North and South

Upriver and down

I wonder

What else is there

Out there?

Natures power

Constantly pounding

It’s force

All around

Washing over me

Under me

Pushing

Push me more

Let me loose

I want to break Free

Engulf me

Absorb me

Let me

Explore

Wonders new

Let your current

Take me

Down river

My dream

To join you

In the

Pleasure of Freedom

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Written for you Nick, Louise and Derek.

A wonderful memory of the glorious day that Nick was completely enraptured and mesmorised by "Nick’s Rock".

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Lucky Cats 5 years ago from The beautiful Napa Valley, California

Very nice metaphorical musings about the desire for this solid, fixed rock to be freed from its moorings..very much as we feel from time to time. Gorgeous photos. I am very attracted to the mental wanderings that such a poem inspires...sometimes (maybe often times) fantastical imaginating is the stuff of satisfaction; allowing us to feel what it 'might' be like....(this is where I live much of the time)

Very beautiful, wistful...a kind of yearning. UP Beautiful Awesome


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katyzzz 5 years ago from Sydney, Australia

Don't we all want to be just that - free, Movie Master and I do so love that child with her pussy cat. such happiness children and animals bring


Binaya.Ghimire 5 years ago

I love this song and your poetry as well. It is full of meanings and truly inspirational.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Lucky Cats, I found this rock fascinating, it was probably quite happy where it sat, but to my thinking it was too close to freedom not to want it.

So I think I must live quite close to you in fantastical imagination land, it's a good place to be:-)

Thank you so much for dropping by, I so appreciate your comments and voting up, take care.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi katy, yes being free is a wonderful thing that we should never take for granted.

The little girl is me, when I was about 8 years old with my nanny's cat 'Twinkie'

Thank you for visiting and your lovely comments, take care and enjoy your day.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Binaya,I love that Queen song as well, perhaps I should have added the video.

Thank you for visiting, I so appreciate your support and comments, best wishes.


marellen 5 years ago

Beautiful country in Canada. I just drove through Jasper on a trip many moons ago when I vacationed in Canada.

I think the rock would like to break free and relax. Enjoy the peacefulness of the water running by.


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Terishere 5 years ago

I love this poem and the pictures are beautiful....

Freedom, isn't it wonderful!

I voted up, beautiful and awesome!

Terri


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A.A. Zavala 5 years ago from Texas

Such a refreshing locale. I can see how it can help you create a beautiful poem. Lovely...


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi marellen, we loved our visit to Jasper and driving through the Rocky Mountains was just beautiful.

We were mesmerised looking at the rock, just hovering there on the edge, it looked as though it's fall was imminent, I wished it freedom and peace!

Thank you for visiting and commenting, it's always good to see you, take care.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Teri, thank you for your lovely comments, yes freedom is a wonderful thing.

Thanks for voting up and your follow, take care and see you soon.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi AAZ, Sunwapta Falls was a fabulous place to visit, glad you enjoyed the poem and photos, thank you for your comment, it's very much appreciated, best wishes to you.


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2uesday 5 years ago from - on the web, I am 2uesday.

Very nice description of an - at oneness with nature that it was good to share.


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jacqui2011 5 years ago from Leicester, United Kingdom

Canada is such a beautiful country. I have some family there. Such a moving and inspirational hub. Voted up and awesome.


A.CreativeThinker 5 years ago

Hi Movie Master,

This is a lovely piece of prose. Yes, it is a captivating and breath taking area. :)

Regards,

A.Creativethinker


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Hyphenbird 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

The feeling of Nick's rock comes rushing through. It sure would be hard to see, feel, and smell that free water and be left behind as the flow travels the world. But it is a circle and the Rock will see those same drops come back around in a century or two.


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mckbirdbks 5 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

This is just the escape needed today as California hits the 101 degree mark. That desire to 'break' free is strong in all of us. Your poetry made for a refreshing interlude..


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi 2uesday, thank you for visiting, I love to share the beauty and wonder of nature.

Take care and see you soon.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi jacqui, having family in Canada is a great reason for visiting, I love it there:-)

glad you enjoyed the hub, thank you for your comments, take care and see you soon.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi A. Creative Thinker, thank you so much for your comments, yes the Jasper National Park is beautiful, glad you enjoyed it, best wishes to you.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Hyphenbird, you have described it perfectly! we're on the same wavelength, thank you for visiting and your support.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi mck,101 degrees - wow you are welcome to that heat! a day by Nick's rock and the cool, flowing water is just what you need!

Thanks for dropping by, take care and have a good day.


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QudsiaP1 5 years ago

Engulf me

Absorb me

Let me

Explore

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Inspiringly beautiful.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Qudsia, thanks for visiting, it's good to see you, that you so much for your comment it means a lot to me. take care.


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lbramos 5 years ago from Porto, Portugal

It seems like a great place to visit! Great hub!


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Ibramos, it was truly beautiful there and I am hoping to visit again one day.

Thank you for visiting and your comments, take care and see you soon.


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Rosemay50 5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

I can see what you mean, it just wants to dive in there and let the flow take it on its journey to who knows where.

O lovely poem and voted up


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Rosemay, yes it's there on the very edge, so close to freedom - maybe one day soon....

Thank you for visiting and your comments, it's always good to see you I appreciate your support.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend, take care.


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carcro 5 years ago from Winnipeg

That's beautiful, you have a gift for sure. Thanks for sharing that awesome poem.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi carcro, thanks for dropping by it's good to see you, I really appreciate your lovely comment thank you, take care and have a wonderful weekend.


Sueswan 5 years ago

Hi Movie Master

I want to be free and rock and roll my way to freedom.

Voted up and awesome.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Sue, That sounds great, I'll join you!

Thank you so much for your comments and voting up, hope you have a great weekend and see you soon.


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Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

Only one word needed here:

Beautiful.

Have a great day

Take care

Eiddwen.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Eiddwen, thank you for visiting the Rock, I so appreciate your comments and support, hope you have a good weekend, take care and hugs.


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StayPos 5 years ago from Florida, USA

Movie Master,

Tremendous hub!

As we read we are transported right there to experience the wonderous creation of God :-)

Thanks for sharing the Rock!

Up and Awesome!


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi StayPos, it's good to see you, thank you for visiting the Rock, your awesome comments and voting up, it's much appreciated.

Enjoy your day and take care.


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Dim Flaxenwick 5 years ago from Great Britain

What a wonderful hub, poem, bautiful.

Loved the photo too.

Take care,

Dim x


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Dim, many thanks for dropping by and your comments, I really appreciate your support, take care and see you soon.


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b. Malin 5 years ago

As usual Movie Master, a well put together Hub, to read and Enjoy, Awesome my friend!


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ladyjojo 5 years ago

Excellent Poetry

~~~Keep it up~~~


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carriethomson 5 years ago from United Kingdom

hi MM great hub! voted up as usual :)

explore new horizons, meet new friends, and experience the adventure called life with your loved once and enjoy your freedom.

carrie


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi b.Malin, thank you so much for your visit and your lovely comments, they mean a great deal to me, take care and have a great day.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi ladyjojo, it's nice to see you, thank you so much for your lovely compliment.

Best wishes and have a wonderful day.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Carrie, thank you for your beautiful words, they are very much appreciated, as is your support.

Hope you have a fabulous day and see you soon:-)


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jujubees 5 years ago from Rhode Island

very perceptive...insightful.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Jujubees, thank you for visiting the Rock and your comments, it's much appreciated, take care and see you soon.


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Fennelseed 5 years ago from Australia

The photos where still loading so I scrolled down to read your content and poem first. Then scrolled back up to Nick's Rock and understand your wishes for it to break free. Just waiting for those particles of rock beneath it to carve away in the current, or a torrid of flood waters to sweep down the river and nudge it off its resting place. It will happen, its only a matter of time. Thank you for sharing this special place and the story of Nick's rock.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hello Fennelseed, our thoughts are as one....

Thank you for visiting, your comments have meant a great deal to me, take care.

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