River Of Tears (poem)

The river of tears

The river of tears

The product of years

Of hope and of fears

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Strange feelings it rears

From life’s painful spears

And unknown frontiers

Confusion appears

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It wasn’t always so

Those moments long ago

When lovers chose to know

A river’s gentle flow

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But time disappears

Through rapids it veers

Past perils it steers

What’s left when it clears

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It wasn’t always so

Then kisses put on show

And future seemed aglow

On river’s wistful throw

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Reality nears

Through harshness and jeers

Deceit and its peers

What hope interferes

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Yet love preservers

Our vessel coheres

On river of tears

On river of tears

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Crystal Tatum 3 years ago from Georgia

So beautiful and sad. Reminds me of Springsteen's classic, "The River." Mhatter, you have turned wistful.


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas

That's beautiful. What else can I say?


DJ Anderson 3 years ago

Hello, Martin,

An entire lifetime passes before one's eyes in this poem.

Hopes and dreams, confusion and fears, harshness and deceit ; yet,

love preservers.

You have lived this life, haven't you. Most of us have this same story.

Another great job!

DJ.


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DDE 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Awesome tears for love and for hope


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bravewarrior 3 years ago from Central Florida

Tears can be very cleansing. This is a beautiful poem, Martin.


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

Yet love preservers

Our vessel coheres

On river of tears

On river of tears

Oh so wonderful Martin. A talent I am proud to enjoy.

Eddy.


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wayne barrett 3 years ago from Clearwater Florida

Very, Very nice, Martin! I have traveled down that river quite a bit this year.


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BlossomSB 3 years ago from Victoria, Australia

Beautiful and beautifully expressed.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and beautiful. Sentimentally wonderful. There have been rides on that river...


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

One of your very best..Beautifully penned.


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aviannovice 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

Superb, as usua. If they had your lyrics for songs in the early days, we'd still have good music.


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Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

Very beautiful. I am reminded of that song, "Cry Me A River."

Voted up ++++ and sharing

God bless, Faith Reaper

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