American Writer, Photographer, and Website Designer. Former career Fire and EMS Lieutenant. She/Her/Lesbian.

River Carry Me Away


Oh river, carry me away.
Far, far away;
Nothing is left for me here.
With your cold, rapid waters,
carry me quickly away from here.
Over the many rocks I shall not notice;
the waters chill my skin until I’m numb.
Carry me away to a better life.
Anywhere is better than here.
With your swiftly charted waters,
oh river, carry me away.

30 responses to “River Carry Me Away”

  1. A free verse poem huh??? Are you trying to run away from who or what? Anyway, we all felt like this one time or the other. This is very good and really cool.

  2. Hmmm, this poem seems to show someone who was desperate in his life. And hope there is a miracle to change it for the better. Hopefully I am right :).

  3. Oh Thomas of many talent. Lovely poem, I am thinking of turning it to a Christian poem adding some Christ/Lord into it☺️

  4. This peom is really lovely, I like the ryhme of it. I like how you compose this. Good job

  5. Wow, so touching; I should God can just carry mr into another place where no pandemic is; where I can visit my friends and hug as I wish.. I love this poem

  6. Being able to compose a poem greatly describes a person. You are indeed well versed with a knowledge so profound that, we your readers enjoy and gets inspired from it.

  7. I guess some of us got the same feeling even for once in our lives. Thank you for sharing.

  8. I the river would carry me away, I wonder where it will lead me. I hope for a place better than where I am now.

  9. I need a better life and place too, I wish I will have someone carry me there. Nice poem Tom

  10. At this time of the year, everyone is hoping for a good life with no stress. Life has become so hard.

  11. I forgot how many times I felt exactly like the words in your poem… thanks for sharing Tom

  12. This is great poem, as if it’s easy to run away with everything. An escape to difficult times. How I wish escape is easy.

  13. Sometimes we all want to be washed away. I like to think when we die our soul gets carried away to a new life-form.

  14. This is a lovely poet Tom. Your creativity sense will not die. Bravo my choice man.

  15. It is a fantastic and a cool poem. The best aspect in it is that it has the creativity in it.

  16. Quite a lovely poem I must say. I hope to be carried to a better place, a better life, but not death not now.

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