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Poetry - The Bayou

Updated on July 21, 2010

The Bayou

 The raging river

rolls over the logs

The leaves of the trees

are revealed

through the fog

 The water creeps

through the trees

in the bayou

I am haunted by

the thoughts of you

 The bayou beckons

Its loneliness calls

The trees in the bayou

form narrow halls

I navigate the maze

in my modest boat

I leave the bayou

where it flows

to the unsettled river

trying my best

to stay afloat

 

 

 

 

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      Nyesha Pagnou MPH 5 years ago from USA

      Thank you Eiddwen!

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      Eiddwen 7 years ago from Wales

      Hi Journey,

      Thank you so for sharing this lovely poem with us.

      I have only just found you on here andI can't wait to read more of your work.

      Take care Journey.

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      Nyesha Pagnou MPH 7 years ago from USA

      Thank you for your nice words Shalini and Eileen!

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      Eileen Hughes 7 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      Thanks for the beautiful trip down the bayou

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      Shalini Kagal 7 years ago from India

      Beautiful, Journey*! Thank you!

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      Nyesha Pagnou MPH 7 years ago from USA

      Thanks so much Nancy.

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      Nancy's Niche 7 years ago

      A lovely poem stright from the heart!

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      Nyesha Pagnou MPH 7 years ago from USA

      :-) Thanks kaltopsyd!

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      kaltopsyd 7 years ago from Trinidad originally, but now in the USA

      Very nice. I felt like I was in the bayou... with you. :) Sorry I couldn't resist adding that part.

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      Nyesha Pagnou MPH 7 years ago from USA

      Thanks so much Hello, hello and Freya!

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      Freya Cesare 7 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

      Beautiful. :)

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      Hello, hello, 7 years ago from London, UK

      Thank you for the pleasure to read your beautiful poem