A Poem- Show Me A Silent River

The Calming Silence of a River

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What can Be Should be-May not become Truth

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Where we finally feel some peace



Show me a silent river

Where summer nights don’t end

When we breathe into one another

And we can forget everything that was said


I am sorry is not needed

Even though it may be spoken

The last effort to mend the mess

And take care of hearts that are broken


Show me pitch black darkness

Take me to another place

Soak me in a dream

And let my reality fade away


If it was possible

To start over again

The hurt would be less

And perhaps not so much regret


Touch the dream in bitter night air

Feel the wind take us over

Feel the wind take us from despair

It is so simple, and so very sweet


To take a trip to a dream and forget the brutal reality

Tell me it will be okay

And that tomorrow will be changed

That our tomorrow will not be the same as it was yesterday


Make me believe even if you lie

That you understand what I said

And the last moment will be the last time


Say you are sorry I have hurt

Say you wish you could take it back

Tell me your plan to keep us from fading back into the black


Show me a silent river

Where we can finally feel some peace

Show me a silent river

Where there is a meaning to you and me.


-Thank you for taking time today to read my poetry. If you feel inclined to do so, please leave a comment, I am always happy to receive the feedback.

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Comments 28 comments

Binaya.Ghimire 5 years ago

I have noticed how you blend photos with poetry and create awesome word-picture. It is always wonderful to read your poems though I have commented in few, sometimes I really have no words to express.


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Jessica741 5 years ago from Huntington Beach

That's a beautiful poem. Keep it up!


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Thelma Alberts 5 years ago from Germany

Beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing.


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ubanichijioke 5 years ago from Lagos

I so much love the poem. The pictures, excellent and magnificient. Lines from the heart of a poet


Sunnie Day 5 years ago

Beautiful poem with deep heartfelt words written across the page..Greetings from one Texan to another.

God bless,

Sunnie


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Happyboomernurse 5 years ago from South Carolina

The stunning photo caught my eye and the beautiful, heartfelt words tugged on my heartstrings.

There is also wisdom in this poem because you've shown the way to make amends by this verse:

"Say you are sorry I have hurt

Say you wish you could take it back

Tell me your plan to keep us from fading back into the black."

Sometimes a heartfelt apology, acknowledging the hurt we've caused our loved one and letting them know the efforts we're going to make from this day forward are enough to let a relationship not only survive, but start to thrive again.

Voted up, awesome, beautiful and interesting.


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H.C Porter 5 years ago from Lone Star State Author

Binaya.Ghimire , even though you have not commented on others, I am appreciative that you decided to comment on this one. I am glad that you like what you have read. As for the photos... you are right on- I try to find photo's which I have taken to go along wit each poem I write. There are a few poems I have not hit the publish button on, because I have yet to take the perfect picture to match the meaning of the poem... Eventually all will come to life. Thanks again for stopping in and for the comment


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H.C Porter 5 years ago from Lone Star State Author

Jessica741 - thank you ma'am... I am very glad you found and read the poem :) thank you for commenting


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H.C Porter 5 years ago from Lone Star State Author

Thelma Alberts- thank you so much...I appreciate you reading and leaving feedback :)


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H.C Porter 5 years ago from Lone Star State Author

ubanichijioke,

every time someone calls me a poet, I smile... I still have a tendency to think I am not yet worthy of such a title, but I still love to hear that people do like my work and that anyone even takes time to read it. Hopefully before December I will have my poetry book published and available... at that point I hope I sell a few copies (we will see)...


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H.C Porter 5 years ago from Lone Star State Author

Sunnie Day- well hello fellow Texan, I hope you have a great working AC in this heat... We are dying in SA. Also, thank you for reading and for commenting


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H.C Porter 5 years ago from Lone Star State Author

Happyboomernurse

Thanks for the insight, I am glad you could draw the meaning behind the verses. Love is very complicated, and sometimes for the other person to try and fix things and say I am sorry, is the only thing we really need to continue to work on the relationship...but people are stupid and stubborn and often love is lost because of it.


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Paradise7 5 years ago from Upstate New York

I do like that magic blend of pics and poetry that you do so well. Thank you.


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Cagsil 5 years ago from USA or America

That is one of your shortest poems, but still, as usual, has a message to convey. Very nicely written and expressed. Thank you for sharing. :)


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H.C Porter 5 years ago from Lone Star State Author

Paradise7,

As always...thanks for the feedback, I truly appreciate the comment, Thank you!


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H.C Porter 5 years ago from Lone Star State Author

Cagsil,

lol, yes sir...was shorter than most, wasnt it? and yep, as always a message within and behind the words... Thank you for commenting :)


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saddlerider1 5 years ago

I haven't caressed your scribes for quite some time, I wondered where you've been, I missed you at mine. This is a moving and very stirring piece. It smacks of meaning, I know the feeling, I was there once.

You write with so much emotion and trust. I hope life is treating you well, one has to read between the lines of Poets:0) This was a brilliant scribe. Bravo.


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ahorseback 5 years ago

H.C. This is beautiful , and you know I'm addicted to rivers , I know I have told you this before but I love your photographing. You my girl, have alot of talent and I am happy to read these beautiful words.......:-} By the way , another pretty picture of you.!


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H.C Porter 5 years ago from Lone Star State Author

saddlerider1 - we both know that the only way to write and write well is to write truthfully as it is experienced and felt... I have been around- here and there...been working more than I sometimes wish to be working, but it pays the bills that never seem to let up :) Thanks for stopping by and reading and for leaving a comment that has left a smile upon my face :)


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H.C Porter 5 years ago from Lone Star State Author

ahorseback- Thank you! I think I may be blushing about the compliment about the picture, but thank you regardless :) I am glad that you enjoyed the poem as well as the pictures, Thanks for reading :)


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blondey 5 years ago

vERY nice Porter! Great poem, enjoyed and the pics are great.


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H.C Porter 5 years ago from Lone Star State Author

blondey , Thank you :) I am glad you enjoyed the poem. I appreciate you taking your time to read and to leave a message.


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michael ely 5 years ago from Scotland

Not too much to add to other comments here except really great again H.C. Great poem.

Michael.


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H.C Porter 5 years ago from Lone Star State Author

michael ely,

Thank you sir :) I am happy you enjoyed this one... I am honored to have you continue to read so much of my writing, so thank you for that as well :)


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Sparrowlet 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

Beautiful poem, love how you combine elements of nature with the give and take of a relationship. Nice one!


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H.C Porter 5 years ago from Lone Star State Author

Sparrowlet- Thank you for your comment. I am glad that you saw the relationship within the poem. I appreciate the feedback :)


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MM Del Rosario 5 years ago from NSW, Australia

I enjoy reading the poem. Your photos are great, well done.


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H.C Porter 5 years ago from Lone Star State Author

MM Del Rosario- thank you! very much. i think writing poetry is probably my favorite thing to write. I always feel better once it is out and on paper. Thank you for commenting, I appreciate the feedback and I am happy you enjoyed the read and pictures.

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