Its All in the Way that She Eddies and Flows

It’s All in the Way that She Eddies and Flows


Since like a river, you eddy and flow

I find myself looking

for somewhere or something

or somewhere to go ..


In the meantime however, I listen

and I feel for you

in the dark of the night and

the gold of each new day with you ..


Don’t expect me to wait tho' till the

floods come around again ..

When that moment is gone there’ll be

no turning back on my keel again ..



  • Rocky Lagou

    Wow, great job Neville! I love this metaphor. I feel this is about relationships that can be quite hectic like tumultuous waters until they become "floods." But you do the right thing, walk away before it worsens. Marvelous!

    • Neville

      you are without doubt a very clever young soul Rocky many thanks for reading into me .. your visits are always appreciated ............ Neville

    • Paul Bell

      Once they see the gold, that's it, you keel over. Wonder if women know the price of gold is going up.

      • Neville

        thank you for stopping a while to consider these words Paul .. Neville

      • Distant View

        Poetically expressed, Neville. The joys of love are a constant delight!

        • Neville

          thank you .. they are indeed, aren't they DV ............ Neville

        • Teddy.15

          Head over heels 🤣 💖

          • Neville

            indubitably dear Teddy ................. 💖

          • dusk arising

            Well this clinker built old knacker exposing his keel to brazen sunlight would dread to find himself righted in a flood for fear of dried out shrinkage.

            Looks like you're in a safe haven - stay out of the water.

            • Neville

              sound advice sir ....................... thank you .. Neville

            • orchidee

              Good write N.

              • Neville

                Cheers Mr. O 🙂

              • Rozina

                Rocky explained it so well. The weather is playing havoc here too! Good job Neville.

                • Neville

                  he is good, isn't he .. but then I guess that's why they made so many films about him .. bless you Roz ........................ Neville 🙂

                • MendedFences27

                  Time to raise the sails and head for the open seas. Sometimes you're sailing along, but at other times you're wrecked by storms, reefs, or worse a dreaded iceberg. Eddies will send you spinning.
                  You are the boat and she is the river, metaphors for a relation(ship). Just keep her steady and find the open water. Thoroughly enjoyed by me. - Phil A

                  • Neville

                    You have a fine eye Phil and your perception is spot on too my friend ......... many thanks indeed N

                  • Goldfinch60

                    That gold can be with you for ever as it has happened to me Neville.


                    • Neville

                      I sure hope so Andy ... and I reckon I'm gonna have to start calling you Midas from now on ... N 🙂

                    • L. B. Mek

                      'look what you did
                      for the millionth time..
                      wrote down a few lines
                      and shared it, on-line
                      so now, you have me
                      surpassing my puny talents
                      making me dream
                      of that wannabe poet
                      I search for
                      with every coming, tide
                      of inspiration,
                      gifting me, a few more words
                      of scribbled, poesy's
                      presence, in my life..
                      thank you! Hyung
                      for reaffirming my status
                      as your loyal, Fan
                      what a corker of a write
                      dear Poet, supreme!'
                      through our sea of despair
                      we realise
                      in that callous face of life's, strife
                      lacks meaningful spice
                      and so, all we're left with
                      is the veracity
                      of our yearning
                      and that despair
                      in our hopeless, reaching..
                      ''Lighthouse, shine
                      fend my journeys, path
                      to those arms of warmth
                      I dream of, between
                      every blink
                      and mourn for, in each
                      wishful, breath
                      of unrepented: surrender'')

                      • Neville

                        .............................................. Bless you brother Mek ..

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