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The Ultimate Cascade…

April 17, 2013

Cascade – definition: a steep usually small waterfall – a downward flow of something

I have always found flowing water an irresistible draw. Standing on a bridge I find myself leaning forward, wanting to flow with the river or stream. However, waterfalls are my true love. The sight of gallons of water falling, the sound of it pounding on rock and the feeling of tiny pinpricks of icy water touching my skin, is magical. I would like to share a poem I wrote, which is about Victoria Falls and my wish to return there some day.


My wish to return

To go full circle

Country of my birth

To receive my ashes

At life’s end

Nature’s power

Will take my essence

Become one

With life’s blood

Tumble and splash

To travel once again

In the heat

Witness the magnificence

Of animals and plants

Left so long ago

Water’s flow draws

My soul to it

No fear, or trepidation

Calmness and peace

In returning home

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