Rivers Roll On

Written for:  Poets and Storytellers United
Weekly Scribblings #49 - A B C D E F G . . .
(Posted by Rosemary)

"Use one letter multiple times in a piece of
writing–poetry or prose."  "R"

Rolling river rambles 
on steadily, unless
a hurricane sweeps in,
waters rise over top
of embankments, flooding 
whole towns with 
an unruly disregard,
wreaking havoc and ruin.


About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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9 Responses to Rivers Roll On

  1. Nice alliteration, really brings it all to life

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  2. Jael Stevens says:

    Well done alliteration–and circumstances can change rapidly.

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  3. Well done! Lovely (and unexpected) how the repeated ‘r’ sound accentuated that feeling of rolling on; at first peacefully and timelessly, and then adding force to the powerful destruction. This is exactly the kind of thing I hoped people would discover from doing this exercise: a reminder of one of the many tools available to us in our writing. I’m so pleased with this lovely, clear example of what’s possible..


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