A Water Drop’s Adventure


I’d like to be a water drop,
that’s what I’d like to be.
I’d float with other water drops
out in the wide blue sea.

Until, one warm and sunny day,
I’d rise into the sky.
You might say I’d evaporate,
but I’d say I would fly.

I’d fly with other water drops,
we’d soar in bath-warm air.
But soon we’d cool and we’d condense.
So what? I wouldn’t care.

I’d be together with my friends.
We’d be a big white cloud!
We’d look majestic in the sky.
I’m sure I would feel proud.

The wind would push us tenderly
across the sea to land.
I’d watch the water far below
lap gently on the sand.

But soon we’d reach the mountain range
and float up far too high.
The air would grow too cold for clouds!
We’d have to say goodbye.

Our cloud would have to break apart.
Each drop would meet their fate.
You’d either say we’d fall as rain,
or we’d precipitate.

Once on the ground I’d trickle down
until I reached a creek.
That creek would carry me toward
the bottom of the peak.

Our creek would merge with other creeks;
a river we would be.
We’d rush downhill past trees and fields
and flow into the sea.

My journey would be at an end.
I’d be where I’d begun.
But I could do it all again!
Now wouldn’t that be fun?

© Kristin Martin 2017

This poem is also in my poetry book, To Rhyme or Not to Rhyme? (Glimmer Press, 2019).

58 thoughts on “A Water Drop’s Adventure

  1. Hi Kristin
    I really like this poem because i like the constant rhyming. also really like the topic you chose to write a poem on because without water in this world we would not be alive today.

    • Hi Vinuk,

      Thanks for reading my poems and writing to me. Have you studied the water cycle at school? That’s what inspired this poem. If you ever learn about the water cycle in science, you can show your class my poem.


  2. Hi Kristin,
    This poem is so amazing! I think it would be fun to be a raindrop! How did you come to think about the topic of a raindrop? It is such a random topic! I loved it! You really gave me the perspective of a single raindrop! I can’t wait to read another poem! You always surprise me!

    Love Clara

    • Hi Clara,

      I’m glad you like the poem. I do too! I thought of the topic because I work part time as a teacher, and in science students learn about the water cycle. So I thought I’d write a poem about the water cycle from the point of view of a water drop.


  3. Hi Kristin!
    I chose to read this poem because the title caught my attention and I really like water. I like how you have written this poem in the waters point of view. Your poem reminds me of another poem about a bird. While I was reading the poem I got an image of a water drop falling from the sky. I saw a little bit of personification in your poem. I’m not too sure if it rhymes or not.
    From Brooke

    • Hi Brooke,

      I love how much you thought about my poem. Have you studied the water cycle at school? This is my version of the water cycle, though it’s from the water drop’s point of view, and you’re absolutely right, it has personification in it. It does rhyme too.

      What do you like about water? Do you like swimming in it?


  4. I love how you have written this from the perspective of a water drop. I never would’ve thought of that! This creative and descriptive piece of poetry was excellent and I would like to see more poems in a similar style to this.

  5. Dear Kristen
    That poem is very coo. I enjoyed the information it had about the water cycle. Why did you put this poem in the sky poem section?
    From Thinara

  6. I loved this poem because you used the whole water cycle and you also described it and you also used the correct word at the correct time.

  7. Hi Kristin
    I absolutely loved this poem. I loved how you were teaching the water cycle through humor, and poems. It was so great and I loved it so much because being a water droplet does sound quite fun!!

  8. Hi Kristin
    I liked how you explained he whole cycle of the water drop that goes though a really big adventure. Thanks for the great poem Kristin.

    • Hi Madeline,

      I’m so glad my poem made your day! I read this poem to my class last week (I am a teacher as well as a poet) as I explained the water cycle, and I could tell they were amazed. It was lovely.


  9. Hi Kristin

    I would like to be a raindrop because of your poem , I liked all the rhymes you did in the poem and I learnt about the water cycle at school so, this poem recalled all the things.


  10. This poem is long and that is one thing I like about it. It’s beautiful. This poem made me want to be a raindrop! I had a lot of fun reading this. I like how you made up a story when you would become a cloud, then fall down and make a creek, then join with another one and make a river and lastly go into the Ocean.


  11. I love when you can listen to rain at night and when you can look at fluffy clouds in the day. I’ve always wished to jump of fluffy clouds. I also love your poem!

  12. “We’d rush downhill past trees and fields
    and flow into the sea.
    My journey would be at an end.
    I’d be where I’d begun.
    But I could do it all again!
    Now wouldn’t that be fun?”

    This bit of the poem is remindes me when my friends and I once went to the aquatic center and decided to use the water slides. We’d go one by one and splash into the pool. So that is when we have to climb out for the next person in line. Which always made us want to join the line again. That is like the journey for my freinds and I. I personally love this poem.

    – Thisama

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