Each River A Life.

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That newly born

gushing

babbling brook

cries out in sweet moments

of a new day.

Entices each heart to rise

and a love

so true is born.

A gushing warmth

like a deep

and

true love

for a

sweet

newborn baby's

birth!!


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Over each obstacle

meandering

slowly

softly

not wanting to

unsettle each protective moss.

This protective moss

so sweetly

protects this new life

against

the sharp corners

of life's cruelty!!

But even

in this stage of infancy;

lessons so gently learnt

until she is

flowing onwards into

a higher phase

of

learning ;

towards

those first stages of maturity!!!

In similar sweet passages

of a child's learning curve!!

A child growing into adolescence!!!

She

strongly flows

upwards

onwards

through each

day;

each

young

almost innocent moment

in time.

Each moss lovingly softens

those sharp edges

of each stone

each problem

each pain

as she

flows

meandering

around

and

over

on her way!!

Over and around each obstacle!

A moss which disguises those sharp corners of life's dawn.

Making life sweeter

softer

but as life is

as the river flows

the moss eventually disperses

until

by now she has to

feel

see

touch

each pain

in each

sharp corner !!

No longer avoidable

we must sit up

we must face up to

we must conquer

and

we must move on!!

These corners a learning curve;

each pain makes us wiser

each pain makes us stronger.!!!


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She meets her final stage

with an air of wisdom

so strong

so sure!!

Lessons are learnt

her happy heart expecting

and

accepting.

She continues to flow along

swelling with a gigantic force all the way up to high heaven

in a final stage of deep understanding!!

She eventually meets each estuary;

each path through life

each new day's dawn!!!

Choices to be made.


These estuaries

take us in varied direction

on jeach ourney through life!!!

A choice to be made with a

strong

honest

and

wise

heart.

We deserve that true choice

we need that true choice;

Simply remember:-

Oh yes which one is ours to decide!!!!

I wish you all a wonderful day.

Eddy.

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pstraubie48 4 years ago from sunny Florida

What an amazing journey ...you wound is in and out and around and through bringing the young one to her point of understanding and readiness to embrace what comes to make those choices...the moss falling away to allow that to happen. Much like setting the little bird free to see if it really was yours at all. The flowing river theme is captivating.

Lovely Eddy.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

Oh thank you so very much pstraubie your geat comment is so appreciated and I am glad you liked this one.

Here's to so many more for us both to share on here.

Eddy.


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rcrumple 4 years ago from Kentucky

As a child eases around the bends, the unknowns still lie ahead. Decisions made will determine the paths followed and further obstacles in the way. This can even continue into adulthood as we make our life's decisions and follow those into the unknown. Great job!


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

I really look forward to your comments rcrumple as they are insightful and constructive and this I greatly appreciate.

Have a great day

Eddy.


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Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

Wow, I am so not sure how you do it, because I am truly not a poet myself, but each day when I read your poetry I can't imagine you being able to top yourself, but then again you always do. Beautiful and just amazing Eddy. Loved as always and also shared and voted up a ton too :)


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

Oh thank you so very much Janine your sincere words mean so very much and I am humbled.

Here's to so many more hubs for us both to share on here.

Eddy.


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shiningirisheyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

Eddy - Fantastic use of symbolism with this glorious and uplifting poem.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so very much shiningirisheyes.


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grandmapearl 4 years ago from Southern Tier New York State

I love the way your mind works, Eddy! Truly brilliant comparisons that only you could illuminate so well. I just loved this one. Each time I read your awesome words, I think you must be a genius! Voted Up, Awesome and Beautiful. Wonderful as always, Pearl


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bdaniels119 4 years ago from Arizona

Your poem is very beautiful. I love how you use life as water flowing through a brook. Your imagery is amazing I can actually picture each stage you mention.


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

eddy wonderfully done I love the entire conceot voted awesome :)


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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

I have always had a fascination with rivers, and they were always a part of my geography classes. They make perfect metaphors for life, do they not? Obviously you understand this, with this beautiful poem of life.

I am reminded of the Garth Brooks song, "The River." If you do not know it, it is worth a listen.

blessings and peace always,

billy


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Peggy W 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

Hi Eddy,

Relating the different stages of life to that of a river was brilliant. The music in that video near the top had such lovely music while I was absorbing the meaning of your poetry. Many up votes! Enjoy the rest of your river of life and hope that there is lots of moss to soften and cushion any sharp edges along the way. :)


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flashmakeit 4 years ago from usa

From a drop of rain to a sea the rivers flow and I thought that was so beautiful and creative how you mixed the birth of a fertile female and life with a river.


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Seeker7 4 years ago from Fife, Scotland

Eddy another beautiful piece of work and the comparison between the river and our life journey is a very wonderful way to express or winding and often painful road! I love the move between the innocence of youth into the wisdom of age - this was awesome!

Voted up !!


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acaetnna 4 years ago from Guildford

This is beautiful. Very cleverly done Eiddwen.


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aviannovice 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

I like how you associate the winding river with the life of the little one. It meanders and flows. I love it!


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Mhatter99 4 years ago from San Francisco

Kind of like a benediction. Thank you and bless you. And so, let the river flow...


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btrbell 4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

a perfect analogy! Always I feel embraced when I read your beautiful words, Eddy! up++++


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and awesome. Great Eddy. Life is like a river that flows all our lives through. Hugs and passing this on.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so very much Pearl each and everyone of your comments are appreciated.

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so much bdaniels and I also look forward to so many more hubs by you also.

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so very much Frank my dear friend.

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

I will certainly look up that song .

Always a pleasure to read your comments Billy my friend .

Have a wonderful day to you and Bev.

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so much for your wonderful comments Peggy they are so greatly appreciated.

Have a wonderful day.

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

Your comment is brilliant flashmakeit and here's to so many more hubs for us both to share on here.

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so very much Seeker7;as always your comment is so appreciaed.

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so very much acaetnna.

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

Your comments always appreciated aviannovice.

Enjoy your day.

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

As always Mhatter a pleasure to see you've called by .

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

Your comments are always so sincerley wonderful btrbell and I look forward to reading so many more of yours also.

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so very much Gypsy my dear friend and here's to so many more hubs from us both to come.

Eddy.


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thelyricwriter 4 years ago from West Virginia

Eddy

This was a very beautiful poem, very fitting with the video. You always write amazing poetry, this is yet another example of that talent. Voted up, awesome, beautiful, and shared. Best wishes.

Lyrics


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so much Lyrics your comment so appreciated.

Eddy.


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

And a wonderful day to you too Eddy! what a great poem! voted up! nell


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so very much Nell and here's to so many more hubs for us both to share on here.

Eddy.


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BlossomSB 4 years ago from Victoria, Australia

Eddy this is lovely. It reminded me of my poem, The-Ever-changing-River-of-Life, but I think yours is better!


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girishpuri 4 years ago from NCR , INDIA

Eddy, amazing journey, amazing poetry, voted up, God bless.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you very much Blossom.

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you girishpuri and here's to so many more hubs for us both to share on here.

Eddy.


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teaches12345 4 years ago

Eddy, this is so beautiful. I love your reference to learning curves, I visually placed this as I read through. So true, life is winding and the curves are ones we learn to navigate. Blessings.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

It is always so nice to see you've called by teaches and here's to so many more hubs for us both to share on here.

Eddy.


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DayLeeWriter 4 years ago from Georgia

Beautiful and so many scenes and interpretations come to mind! I am sure to be visiting this again an look forward to exploring your other hubs! Congrats on all your successful publications! Be abundantly blessed!!! A new friend and follower!


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so very much DayLeeWriter ;your words are so greatly appreciated and enjoy your weekend.

Eddy.


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ubanichijioke 4 years ago from Lagos

Words beautifully crafted.

Wish you all the best, sweet woman.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so much ubani and have a great day.

Eddy.


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Genna East 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

Oh Eddy, this brought tears to my eyes. I'm going to be a grandmother in January - at last - and my first grandchild is to be a girl.  Charlotte Renee (Charlie) is awaited by all in the family with great love. I’ve printed out this beautiful poem to give to her as part of her first gift from Nanna. Thank you for this precious poetry.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

Oh Genna this is so sweet and I am so very touched that you are giving this to your Little Charlie. This has touched me more than I can say and only one thing I ask that you send me a pic of this little treasure.

My grandson is called Charlie and I also love it as a girl's name too.Another one I like is Morgan............

Thank you from the bottom of my heart and I wish you a wonderful time leading up to little Charlie's birth because after I know your life will be so blessed. Thank you again from the bottom of my heart.

Lots of love................

Eddy.


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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida

Eddy, you consistently warm my soul. I would give my eye teeth (that's a southern US saying) to meet you and give you a tremendous hug!


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

Oh thank you so much again bravewarrior and your words really do mean the world.

Eddy.

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