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River Of Tears (poem)

Updated on January 31, 2015

The river of tears

The river of tears

The product of years

Of hope and of fears


Strange feelings it rears

From life’s painful spears

And unknown frontiers

Confusion appears


It wasn’t always so

Those moments long ago

When lovers chose to know

A river’s gentle flow


But time disappears

Through rapids it veers

Past perils it steers

What’s left when it clears


It wasn’t always so

Then kisses put on show

And future seemed aglow

On river’s wistful throw


Reality nears

Through harshness and jeers

Deceit and its peers

What hope interferes


Yet love preservers

Our vessel coheres

On river of tears

On river of tears


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      Faith Reaper 4 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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      Deb Hirt 4 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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      Ruby Jean Fuller 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      One of your very best..Beautifully penned.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

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

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 4 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Beautiful and beautifully expressed.

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

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

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      Eiddwen 4 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.


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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

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

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      Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Awesome tears for love and for hope

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      DJ Anderson 4 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!


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      shanmarie 4 years ago

      That's beautiful. What else can I say?

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      Crystal Tatum 4 years ago from Georgia

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