Rivers Flow (poem)

Rivers flow

Rivers flow

Out to the ocean

Out to the waiting eternity


Passed the flowers

Passed the people

Passed the clouds

Passed the lovers kissing one more time

Rivers flow

Rivers flow


These sources of life

These mirrors of beauty

Wonders of fun

Masters of destruction

These pathways of dreams waiting




Waiting while they’re used

Waiting while they’re bruised

Waiting while in motion

To their promised destiny

To the promise of the sea

Rivers flow

Rivers flow


And there they gathered

By the vastness of tomorrows

Welcomed by the sunset of a moment

In the distance clouds of truth

Rivers cried

Rivers cried

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DDE 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Rivers Flow is a such a lovely poem smooth words here with a great flow.

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bravewarrior 3 years ago from Central Florida

This is awesome, Martin. I think the rivers cry because of all the crap we dump into their waters. It's a shame.

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DJ Anderson 3 years ago

Much different than your normal poetry.

I like it very much.


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billybuc 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

I was humming Garth Brooks "The River" while I read this...well done my friend.

mackyi 3 years ago

Beautiful! The kind to be tweeted!

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FlourishAnyway 3 years ago from USA

and they pick up a lot along the way

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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

This is deep and very beautiful...

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BlossomSB 3 years ago from Victoria, Australia

Lovely poem. Rivers do flow past so much.

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ImKarn23 3 years ago

read like a song, M...


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Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

Shall we gather at the river, the beautiful, beautiful river ... I am always so intrigued as to why you for the most part write about water, rivers, streams and such ... lovely poem ... carries one away.

Up and more and sharing

Hugs, Faith Reaper

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tobusiness 3 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

Martin a beautiful poem, the river flows, and with it, our hopes and dreams but one day it will return to its source, its destiny, as will we. I loved this very much.

My best to you.

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vkwok 3 years ago from Hawaii

I like the flow of this poem. Nice one, Martin!

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aviannovice 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

Even rivers have too much to bear with all the abuse they have received for eons.

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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Enjoyed. Your poem like the river flowed....

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