Mersey- River of Change

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
This poem sums up my feelings of ambivalence about my life on the banks of the Mersey

Submitted: June 07, 2008

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Oh, this river is a two faced whore!
By day, she sluggishly
meanders
past grimy shores,
stained with the rusting wounds
of long drowned ships.
Iron grey,
flecked with white,
like tresses on an ancient mare,
she lingers,
sullenly,
under bridges, and lock gates
praying the arrival of a high-roller,
fresh breaking from a rough Atlantic crossing.
By night, she glides
past darkened quays
slipping silkily
into her nocturnal role
as bands of brassy lamps cluster
at the water's edge
splashing amber light
upon her restless undulations
enticing the shivering shore to nuzzle
closer to her lava like glow,
her quivering shimmering lurex flow.
Oh, this river is a two faced whore, yet I love her!


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