By: Michael Leonard

Life’s best metaphor is water
with its infinite possibilities.

You can be powerful
like a tsunami.

You can be beautiful
like a waterfall.

You can bring life to new places
like rain.

You can be easy-going
like a river through the countryside,

flowing where ever you get pulled

never taking a straight path,
with twists and turns not always making sense.

Certain beauty brought on by the path you carve.
Occasional rough spots; it’s not always easy to keep going.

You just have to decide what mark you want to make.
A simple creek or a roaring river.

Michael Leonard is 18 years old. He lives in Lake St. Louis, Missouri.