I Went Down to the River Today

I went down to the river today
and thought about jumping in
I wonder what you might say
because you know I cannot swim

I went down to the river today
because I need to let it out
all the words I cannot say
but here I can shout

I went to down the river today
and had only happy thoughts
it’s not that I’m better off this way
I’m just forgetting the battles I fought

I went down to the river today
just to have have a quiet stroll
I wanted to get lost this day
and maybe I’ll find my soul

I went down to the river today
because I’m lost in more ways than one
maybe I could be weak today
and finally get the job done

I went down to the river today
and stared at the water
but I won’t go this way
but my reserve sure did falter

I went down to the river today
but my fear overcame the want
you’d never find me if I went this way
but I know my absence would haunt

I went down to the river today
burdened with the woes of the world
a selfish way to go, they say
instead I watched longingly as the rapids swirled

I went to the river today
and thought my final vow
I turned and walked away
It’s time to start over now

I crossed over the river today
but I still look back
to the times I wanted to throw it away
I thank god I turned my back

I crossed that river again today
and didn’t think of who I used to be
I was selfish and anyway,
what did that river ever do to me?

The End

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