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Our Lives, Like a River

Updated on June 19, 2017


Our lives are much like a river

Running fast and running deep

While we are each awake

And while we all do sleep


Chasing dreams as butterflies

Ours we each may keep

Making wishes on starry nights

Upon the moon to leap


Every dream is a treasure chest

Never to reveal or to show

Our own special fantasy held

And just for us to know





Every day that passes by

One more we survive

Challenges may be greater yet

As the world does thrive


There is a higher power than

To see that we may live

Gives us all a strongest heart

There's no finer gift to give


When we fall we get back up

Made stronger every turn

The facts of life are to be learned

At every chance we earn





The river of life runs long and deep

Promises of success it may not keep

But never there to be said not a try

No matter the mountain or how steep


As we pace ourselves day in day out

We may have to alter to change our route

The end results are not ours to blame

A determination is the name of the game



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      ThreeKeys 4 weeks ago from Australia

      This is a warm and endearing poem, whonu. All the best to you.

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      Eric Dierker 4 weeks ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      I understand the symboligy I hope. But I was partially raised on the Mighty Colorado of the Grand Canyon. I do not know when her spirit became one with my belief in God. But I do know that a river is part of my soul.

      Thank you for bringing me there and back.

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      ertugrulguc 4 weeks ago

      fantastic

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      ertugrulguc 4 weeks ago

      fantastic

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      whonunuwho 4 weeks ago from United States

      I really envy you being raised on that river my friend. I too was raised near a river and spent many happy days there. Blessings to you and family.whonu

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 4 weeks ago from The Caribbean

      You've reminded us of the facts of life that we all must experience. Thanks for also reminding us of that "higher power" -God who remains in control.

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      whonunuwho 4 weeks ago from United States

      You are so welcome my friend. Many blessings to all. whonu

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 3 weeks ago from Riga, Latvia

      Most heartfelt poem and lovely photos.

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