A River Sheds Its Secrets (poem)

A river sheds its secrets to the night

An echo to give reason to its plight

True lovers with forever in their sight

Who turned to stars to help them see the light


They met upon the fringes of a kiss

Then all they knew was founded upon this

And with this key they opened isles of bliss

Their passions would a weary world dismiss


Their fire would flame the meaning for the night

Each scent of love would carry winds of this

The blossom of surrender in their bliss

Their source of hope and everlasting light


But something strange was carried on a kiss

Then thoughts so changed brought on a darkened plight

As madness cast a shroud upon their sight

And what once real their passions would dismiss


It ended near a lonely cold street light

He turned his head away from ghastly sight

A dirty gutter would receive her plight

A river sheds its secrets to the night

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DDE 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Great words released here in such a beautifully expressed poem of secrets about a still river.

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Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

Wonderful poetry to express love and then tragedy that happened at the river's edge, and hopefully it wasn't a crime of passion!

Voted up +++ and sharing

God bless, Faith Reaper

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bravewarrior 3 years ago from Central Florida

Hmmm. I not sure if she got splashed by a car or got offed by it. I love the beginning - very sensual.

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kashmir56 3 years ago from Massachusetts

A great expressive poem so wonderfully written !

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livingsta 3 years ago from United Kingdom

Beautiful poem Martin. Thank you for sharing this with us.

Voted up and sharing!

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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

Wow, This is so beautiful. ' The river sheds it's secrets ' Perfect in everyway....

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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and beautiful. Lovely sentiments. Passing this on.

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aviannovice 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

Oh, the mystery is there...did he kill her by that river?

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Fossillady 3 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

Lovely expressions and I love the line "The river sheds it's secrets"

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