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Rivers: A Poem

Updated on May 8, 2014

Rushing rivers flow around the world,

Flowing into the ocean,

Like thoughts of you that flood my mind,

But only drown my heart,

2 tributaries, side by side,

But never touching,

We only meet in the deep, dark ocean,

The great ocean of humanity,

Waves like heartbeats lapping on the shore,

The rhythm of reaching arms that never find their source.


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      Aga 3 years ago

      Wonderful words, lovely image...

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      Erin Bower 4 years ago from Georgia

      btbrbell: Thanks for voting!

      pochinuk: I'm glad I'm not the king of the ocean either. Thank you for your thoughtful comment!

      BlossomSB: Thank you for reading it!

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 4 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      What a lovely poem. thank you for sharing it.

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      pochinuk 4 years ago


      "...We only meet in the deep, dark ocean…"

      "…heartbeat…" "…rhythm of reaching arms…"

      Patterns of correlation move along very nicely here.

      The ocean has such a great responsibility;

      I am glad I am not commander of it.

      Thank you for your riverformed words.


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      Randi Benlulu 4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Beautiful! Great similie "2 tributories side by side...."Up+