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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

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Strange feelings it rears

From life’s painful spears

And unknown frontiers

Confusion appears

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It wasn’t always so

Those moments long ago

When lovers chose to know

A river’s gentle flow

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But time disappears

Through rapids it veers

Past perils it steers

What’s left when it clears

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It wasn’t always so

Then kisses put on show

And future seemed aglow

On river’s wistful throw

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Reality nears

Through harshness and jeers

Deceit and its peers

What hope interferes

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Yet love preservers

Our vessel coheres

On river of tears

On river of tears

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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.

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      Shannon 4 years ago from Texas

      That's beautiful. What else can I say?

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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!

      DJ.

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      Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Awesome tears for love and for hope

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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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      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.

      Eddy.

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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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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 4 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Beautiful and beautifully expressed.

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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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      Ruby Jean Fuller 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      One of your very best..Beautifully penned.

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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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      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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