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Faraway from the Riverside

Updated on January 31, 2010
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Photo credit: RonAlmog's flickr photostream

You told me that was the place you curse all your life. The place where you’ve been saddest, been hurt the most. How could you define it as close to hell?

Well in fact it was your heaven for some years…

Forgive me for hearing you with incomplete ears.

You told me how much you’ve hated crossing that river. The more you cross everyday, the more you die in some ways.

Tried it for few times…

It was lonely every night.

Tried it for few times…

It got lonelier every night.

Now you cry again.

I remember the place you’ve told me about…

Now the warm tears are falling.

I remember the river…it won’t stop flowing

With you or without…

Forgive me if it’s just now that I see.

Forgive me, if I don’t want to hear you.

Your warm tears, burning me…

Your dying heart is killing me…

Now I’m scared, my friend.

Just bring me anywhere else,

Faraway from the riverside.

© 2010-Jan. b l a i s e

***to my Aunt..who's been so close to me...

   a friend forever...

   I know today you're in your darkest...

   but you have your two lovely babies

   there are more beautiful places faraway from there

   trust me..


See my other poems...

When You're Gone

In a Blur

4 p.m.

Whoever You are

The Killer

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    • blaise25 profile imageAUTHOR

      Fehl Dungo 

      8 years ago from close to you...

      just a way of releasing the effect of my aunt's situation..thanks for the comment! :)

    • Cheeky Girl profile image

      Cassandra Mantis 

      8 years ago from UK and Nerujenia

      This is very moving and yes, I am touched by it. The riversiade is a strange fixation for so many things and conveys so many ideas, a place where things end and yet a continuance also.

    • blaise25 profile imageAUTHOR

      Fehl Dungo 

      8 years ago from close to you...

      thanks, Brands! :)

      hey, it's lonely over there...

      how are you?

    • brandonfan profile image


      8 years ago from Mid West

      Beautiful Blaise. It really set the scene and took me there! Great! :)

    • blaise25 profile imageAUTHOR

      Fehl Dungo 

      8 years ago from close to you...

      Yah, it just tears my heart apart hearing such pain that I try a bit not to listen..Thank you Tony! :)

    • tonymac04 profile image

      Tony McGregor 

      8 years ago from South Africa

      I loved the phrase "incomplete ears"! What a wonderful description of not listening actively when someone needs that. Thanks so much for sharing.

      Love and peace


    • blaise25 profile imageAUTHOR

      Fehl Dungo 

      8 years ago from close to you...


      I always appreciate your kind words. Thanks so much! :)


      Yes it's about choices. And whatever her decision, she's not gonna be ending things that could stop her from growing and finding love and happiness again. Wish I could see her smile again..

      Read a poem from Cris A and lookin forward to read more. Just found out then that he's Pinoy, too. I'll be reading that one next..(recommended by my fave poet) :) I like things that are everlasting :)

      **I'm heading to my rooftop LOL THANKS my friend! :)

    • I*n*v*i*c*t*u*s profile image


      8 years ago

      Ohh, I see. well, I think everyone needs to make choices based on what is best for them.. Personally, I don't have a experience that comes to mind reading the above. I'm not looking to end anything, more so looking to grow and expand in happiness and love..(Though, it is a powerful poem) Have you ever read Cris A's poem "river"? I highly recommend it. It branded an everlasting image of a river for me..

    • carolina muscle profile image

      carolina muscle 

      8 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      Nice work!

    • blaise25 profile imageAUTHOR

      Fehl Dungo 

      8 years ago from close to you...

      thanks for dropping by as always Micky! :)

    • Micky Dee profile image

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Very heart tugging, thanks.

    • blaise25 profile imageAUTHOR

      Fehl Dungo 

      8 years ago from close to you...


      that was for my Aunt..the river, the place was literally true..She wants to leave everything behind and start being a single mom. Yup, made it that way, out in the open to probably hear the readers experience ;)

      thank you! :)


      seeing her situation, I'm hoping that wont happen to me...

      thanks Poet! :)

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      8 years ago

      this person sounds like they could very well end up in the river, hope not

    • I*n*v*i*c*t*u*s profile image


      8 years ago

      quite deep and thought-provoking! great in the open- endedness of where each reader can take their experience. Thanks, blaise! :)


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