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WARNING: Crocodiles and Waterfalls!

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viking_metal
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0 posted 12-21-2009 12:19 AM       View Profile for viking_metal   Email viking_metal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for viking_metal

love is like a river
with rock walls too high, too slick to climb.
downstream there's a waterfall,
upstream there's crocodiles.

love is like a river
full of rocks you can't see
without swimming straight down,
holding your breath until your ears pop
your lungs begging mercy for air.

love is like a river,
it forces us to make a choice
between fighting crocodiles,
jumping off a waterfall
into writhing white,
or hitting our heads on the rocks,
and floating where we were supposed to go
and should have been all along.


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Bad Habits.

Fall in love early, fall in love often.
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Zeigeist
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1 posted 12-21-2009 01:11 AM       View Profile for Zeigeist   Email Zeigeist   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Zeigeist

Good poem and good wisdom vike.

Zeitgeist
viking_metal
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2 posted 12-21-2009 01:13 AM       View Profile for viking_metal   Email viking_metal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for viking_metal

Thanks very much sir.


Paul

Fall in love early, fall in love often.

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3 posted 12-21-2009 01:18 AM       View Profile for SEA   Email SEA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SEA

wonderful write Paul

I like this very much
viking_metal
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4 posted 12-21-2009 02:00 AM       View Profile for viking_metal   Email viking_metal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for viking_metal

Thanks SueSEA. good to hear from you, it's been some time.

Fall in love early, fall in love often.

Margherita
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5 posted 12-22-2009 09:34 AM       View Profile for Margherita   Email Margherita   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Margherita

Dear Paul,
your imagery and thoughts are quite captivating!

Nothing goes without a few compromises!

Truly enjoyed your write. Hey, but the waterfall is fun!

Love,
Margopargo
viking_metal
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6 posted 12-22-2009 12:56 PM       View Profile for viking_metal   Email viking_metal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for viking_metal

Thanksh vurry mucho mish margopargo.

Fall in love early, fall in love often.

shalisadefa
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7 posted 12-23-2009 08:52 AM       View Profile for shalisadefa   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for shalisadefa

There have been a lot of boulders and a few too many crockodiles in my river, longing for a quiet more rippling kind of stream right now, although I am holding my breath for I hear the waterfall roaring.
viking_metal
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8 posted 12-23-2009 11:35 AM       View Profile for viking_metal   Email viking_metal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for viking_metal

Just go ahead and float.

Fall in love early, fall in love often.

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9 posted 01-02-2010 09:50 PM       View Profile for Alison   Email Alison   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alison

Paul,

I have been missing your poetry in my silent time-out.  This is very good and kind of applies to what I have been going rhrough.

Good to be reading you again.

A
viking_metal
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10 posted 01-06-2010 02:44 AM       View Profile for viking_metal   Email viking_metal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for viking_metal

Alison, I so deeply appreciate that you read all my shtuff. You're a good lady, you is.





Fall in love early, fall in love often.

Earl Brinkman
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11 posted 05-27-2010 05:19 AM       View Profile for Earl Brinkman   Email Earl Brinkman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Earl Brinkman

Love may be all these things but it is truely worth the risk!  Rich imagery is a standout in this piece.
 
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