River through the Forest

Moving swiftly

Unable to control the

Unexpected twists and turns

That fate cruelly throws upon

The citizens of life

Sometime floating smoothly

Laughing and crying tears of joy

Other time falling and drowning

In the tears of sorrow

That befell a sorry being

Sometimes the waves push higher

Reaching a limit deemed impossible

Other times they plummeting under

Gasping and begging for the air

That is not available

Sometimes submerging and grasping

A branch to be a savior

Only to learn to late it was

Not a friend but foe

Sometimes emerging victorious

And other times beaten

Some want to leave the river

To walk in the surrounding forest

But it is a privilege to be

In the stream

For only the strongest

Were placed there

To beat the tides