Glenda Beall, Therein Lies the Difference
THEREIN LIES THE DIFFERENCE
The Hiawassee River bubbles
and gurgles, slaps the rocks
sending sprays of diamonds
into the air. In your red canoe
you slide down mini-falls,
slip between boulders, using
your paddle to guide you.
I glide along in my john boat
with silent trolling motor over
a dark pond that mirrors clouds,
past willow oaks that line its banks.
You seek out challenge, dare
danger, test yourself
— and win.
I seek out the quiet coves.
Bio: Glenda Beall is a poet and writer, teacher and mentor, who enjoys expressing her feelings and thoughts by writing. Her chapbook, Now Might as Well be Then, published by Finishing Line Press in 2009, is still available on Amazon.com. She and her husband were different in many ways, but like two puzzle pieces, fit together to form a perfect picture. Without him her poems hold a more somber note, and life has not yet regained its ebullience.