A River’s Journey – Savannah Williston

waves like splashing lava

A special thanks to Savannah who has submitted an excellent poem about a very magical river journey. Savannah’s poem is so good that it is now proudly displayed in the ‘Hall of Fame’ in her school. We are sure you will enjoy reading this as much as we did – Savannah is a very imaginative and talented writer.

A River’s Journey

One cold and wet day I saw a river passing my way.
It had waves like splashing lava but I started to think I’d rather…..

Be floating on that river in a golden boat,
and then start to think to play a note.

The river would be floating in the breeze,
as I start to pass many trees.

Suddenly I go into the dark part of the jungle and then I hear something starting to rumble.

Out of the jungle comes a big hippo,
As he jumps into the water like a speeding limo.

He splashes me with the water, maybe about a quarter.
When the hippo went away the river was nice and calm, nothing to be near me, nothing to harm.

When I open my eyes again I am back in my bedroom still gazing out at the sleeping city. I also think I can see my golden boat saying goodbye now.

Just as I’m about to go to sleep I can see the river splitting out into the ocean,
And my golden boat with it too…..

Savannah, aged 8

Did you enjoy this poem? Why not visit Maggie’s website at: Maggie’s Centre Nottingham to find out more about their exceptional work and/or make a donation. Do you have a poem you would like to submit to Voices? Feel free to do so by email at: voicespoetry@outlook.com or via the ‘Contact’ page on this site.

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