Poem: One Water Fountain

Updated on April 8, 2018
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The knowing sky glowed,

The breeze triumphantly blew,

As usual people went separate ways,

To go about their day.


Two different worlds,

Pulled together by one water fountain,

Like mountains lined side by side,

Trustingly threw coins inside.


Never have they crossed paths before,

But his words urged to escape from within,

And finally succeeded to be seen,

Beautiful, will you stay by my side forevermore?


Her unbeatable mind was thinking,

His sweet words hold empty meaning,

Only possessed by the insane,

What it takes to be a pain.


The sky saddened and it rained,

She left the mistaken man thereafter,

But something in the air made her,

Take one last look at the man in shame.


Like clueless corners they came to know,

Borders blurred,

Feelings grow,

One world they sowed.


Nothing could collapse,

Their foundation of love,

And turn it to quicksand,

They forever walk hand in hand.

Poem Meaning

The poem shows how a man and a woman from different parts of the world found themselves falling in love on a day of throwing coins into a water fountain. The water fountain is significant because all of us have different backgrounds, religions and cultures but the water fountain brings people together because of wishes and dreams. Just like how food brings people together. However, I do not mention what the two of them wished for when they threw their coins but some of you may think they wished for a happy love life.

The first stanza means that the sky and breeze already knew that this marked the first day of their romance and celebrated as indicated by "knowing" and "triumphantly". Only the sky and breeze took notice but I mentioned that other people do their own thing to really bring the focus onto the two strangers. This hints at how they are like the busy people but will unite as a couple later on: "one world they sowed".

The woman actually found herself falling for the man which is why there was "something in the air". I actually meant "love in the air" but hope that it left you hanging. It was only her mind thinking how idiotic the man was but she felt different inside. The man naturally loved her at first sight.

Unexpectedly, the two strangers met again. I used "clueless corner” to mean unexpectedly because corners do not meet and appear to hide away from the centre of attention. Meeting again and learning more about each other's culture are indicated by "blurred borders" and also, coming from different parts of the world does not stop them from loving each other.

If you have thrown a coin into a fountain, did your wish come true later? :)

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© 2018 Li-Jen Hew

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      Li-Jen Hew 7 days ago

      Lol Frank....thanks but maybe I will try to avoid a mushy topic X)

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      Frank Atanacio 7 days ago from Shelton

      you do write well.. honestly..:)

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      Li-Jen Hew 2 weeks ago

      Hey Charmaine. Thanks for reading my poem. I see. Good to ask questions! No worries! I don’t think anyone has an answer for that as well. :)

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      Threekeys 2 weeks ago from Australia

      I dont know whether there is a destiny but it can definetely be that your life is not under your control-only all the other people control it. (or maybe Im a lousy asserter or negotiator?. Maybe Im both-who knows any more?)

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      Li-Jen Hew 2 weeks ago

      Thanks Frank! Geeze :(.....just kidding :)

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      Frank Atanacio 2 weeks ago from Shelton

      I'm just having some fun with you... don't cry.. cuz the sky wouldn't like it

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      Li-Jen Hew 2 weeks ago

      Nahh....haven't visited the dentist in a long time...just kidding..I know what you mean hehe...X)

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      Frank Atanacio 2 weeks ago from Shelton

      thank you.. geeze it's like pulling teeth with you... :)

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      Li-Jen Hew 2 weeks ago

      hahah...no the sky doesn't like it when I cry :P

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      Frank Atanacio 2 weeks ago from Shelton

      that wasn't what I asked.. LOL

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      Li-Jen Hew 2 weeks ago

      Haha....the sky feels empathy for me. Always watching over me...seeing whether I cry or not...so if it rains don't blame the sky...:)

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      Frank Atanacio 2 weeks ago from Shelton

      LOL You are silly too... sky like you that way too?

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      Li-Jen Hew 2 weeks ago

      Hahaha....true! I am a crybaby at heart. :P....the sky loves me that's why! :)

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      Frank Atanacio 2 weeks ago from Shelton

      your a cry baby for making the sky cry..:( LOL joking

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      Li-Jen Hew 2 weeks ago

      Dear Frank, Haha...the sky is a crybaby. Thanks for reading my fountain....I like the way you say "my monster" instead of the full title...haha. :)

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      Frank Atanacio 2 weeks ago from Shelton

      Li-Jen what a beautiful and somewhat sad poem, I like the sky saddened and then it rained... could picture it in my mind.. wonderful share my friend..:) Frank

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