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A River Sheds Its Secrets (poem)

Updated on May 18, 2013

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

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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

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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

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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

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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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      Kathi 

      5 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

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

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      Deb Hirt 

      5 years ago from Stillwater, OK

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

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

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

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      5 years ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      livingsta 

      5 years ago from United Kingdom

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

      Voted up and sharing!

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      Thomas Silvia 

      5 years ago from Massachusetts

      A great expressive poem so wonderfully written !

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      5 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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      Faith Reaper 

      5 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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      Devika Primić 

      5 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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