Little Creek – Day 23 – NaPoWriMo

Ambro creek, Monti Sibillini National Park, ne...

Oh, little creek that once ran deep and free,
your water then was pure without debris,
but now your bed of rock has vastly changed–
your counterpane and pillows, rearranged.
The taste of your cool water is now banned–
my son asks why and cannot understand
why no one cared enough to really try
to keep our land the way it used to lie–
soft greens that made a big umbrella shade
along your banks while sun-perch swam and played;
where hart’s breath blended with the mountain mist
as gray fog fingers touched the amethyst.
Non-biodegradable refuse floats
on your waterways like runaway boats.
Oh, little creek, if I could have one plea,
I’d beg to set you free from all debris!

Copyright, 2013, Freeda Baker Nichols

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  4. Dorothy Johnson says:

    Sad, but surely it could be cleaned up. The picture is beautiful. Is it of Little Creek?


  5. True words…such a shame…


  6. Ginger Kemp Pruett says:

    Shame every place can no longer be as clean and clear as the photo you have posted with the poem, wish more cared about these things these days


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