A drop, a trickle, it swells and grows
little by little, untamed it flows
laughing and bubbling beneath the sun
fearlessly thru valleys and forests it runs.
Ebb and flow over pebbled beds
Rain falls, it broadens, water spreads.
Man taps its strength to harnesses its power
Dammed – it deepens and then moves slower.
Imprisoned by concrete, it finally breaks free
to finish its journey, heading to the sea.