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The River Of Life Flows By Poem

Updated on April 16, 2012

This poem is about living life to its fullest measure.

Enjoying life while we still can.

I hope you enjoy it.

Please watch my video

The river of life flows by, before we can blink an eye.

We are here for awhile, than we die.

So make the most of your precious time, before the river of life flows by.

Make decisions now and right, don’t think twice.

Remember this is your life make the most of it each and every day.

Don’t let it slip away.

The river of life, this is your time, make the most of it.

Don’t never ever quit.

Never give up on your dreams, never run out of steam.

You can do this life, just get to it.

By Rhonda G. Waits 1/2/11

COPYRIGHT©2011

Rhonda G. Waits

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    Rhonda Musch 

    6 years ago from The Emerald Coast

    :) Smiles.

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    :) 

    6 years ago

    nice poem.....im using it for a class project

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    Rhonda Musch 

    7 years ago from The Emerald Coast

    Hi Kecia thanks for your beautiful comment. I am so glad you liked my poem. I just got to thinking about how precious life was one day and then this poem was inspired.

    Love you and thanks for dropping by today.

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    kecia 

    7 years ago

    beautiful

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    Rhonda Musch 

    7 years ago from The Emerald Coast

    Thanks marcoujor for you comment. Yes we all know to well tomorrow is never promised. Yet many of us take it for granted anyway. Thanks for enjoying the meaning behind my poem.

    Have a nice day

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    Maria Jordan 

    7 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

    Rhonda~~ I know all too well that tomorrow is not promised... thank you for this inspirational work.

    Voted UP and BEAUTIFUL.

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    Rhonda Musch 

    7 years ago from The Emerald Coast

    Darknlovely thanks for your comment. Yes it is an eye opener to us all. I am glad you liked it. Thanks for your comment. It is most appreciated.

    Have a great day

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    Annie 

    7 years ago from NewYork

    profound poem a bit inspirational

    a eye opener...

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    Rhonda Musch 

    7 years ago from The Emerald Coast

    Thanks PenMePretty for your comment. Yes it does make us stop and think. Life is a beautiful gift never waste it. Love you my friend. Your comment is always appreciated.

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    PenMePretty 

    7 years ago

    Makes ya stop and think. Well done!

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    Rhonda Musch 

    7 years ago from The Emerald Coast

    Thanks kimh039 for your beautiful comment. Yes I happen to agree we all take life for granted. If we all valued life more the world would be in a better shape. Thanks for dropping by. Your comment is always appreciated.

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    Kim Harris 

    7 years ago

    Rhonda, I've been thinking about this a lot lately! I used to take life for granted, but the nearer I get to the end of it, the more I value it! Thanks for the reflection.

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    Rhonda Musch 

    7 years ago from The Emerald Coast

    Thanks Katie for your beautiful comment. Life is short and we need to live everyday,like it is our last day. Thanks for dropping by. Your comment is most appreciated always.

    Have a lovely day.

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    katiem2 

    7 years ago from I'm outta here

    A very beautiful expression of poetry. I very much enjoyed your river of life flows by. :) Katie

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    Rhonda Musch 

    7 years ago from The Emerald Coast

    Thanks saddlerider for your inspirational and endearing comment. Yes life is fleeting and going by quicker than the blink of an eye. We all need to enjoy our time and help humanity. Thanks for taking the time to drop by today. I am glad you enjoyed my poem and it's meaning. Peace be with you my friend.

    Have a great day.

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    saddlerider1 

    7 years ago

    I totally agree life is fleeting and passes us by quicker than the blink of an eye. Great video and you gave me time for pause and reflection and knowing that I don't have much time, so I must make the best of it and help humanity and our planet survive a little bit longer underneath a brighter sky. Peace my friend. I rate this Up..very inspirational indeed.

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    Rhonda Musch 

    7 years ago from The Emerald Coast

    Thanks EricJM for your very inspiring comment and compliment. I am in the process of finishing a book as we speak. Your words humble me. Thanks for dropping in and leaving a comment.

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    EricJM 

    7 years ago

    You say it so beautifully you are such and inspirational writer. You need to publish your work in books for the whole world to see.

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    Rhonda Musch 

    7 years ago from The Emerald Coast

    Thanks Rick Nokes for your beautiful comment. I am so glad you liked my poem. Thanks for leaving a nice comment. Have a great day.

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    Rick Nokes 

    7 years ago

    Very pretty and inspirational. It also reminds us to be thankful for what we have. I love it!

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    Rhonda Musch 

    7 years ago from The Emerald Coast

    Thanks stars439 for your lovely comment. I am glad you enjoyed it. God Bless You.

    Sweet wishes Rhonda

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    stars439 

    7 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

    A very lovely, inspirational hub from the heart. Really nice. God Bless You Dear hearts.

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    Rhonda Musch 

    7 years ago from The Emerald Coast

    Thanks erthfrend for your beautiful comment. I am so glad you enjoyed my poem. Thanks for dropping by . Your comment is most appreciated.

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    erthfrend 

    7 years ago from Florida

    What true words these are and written so beautifully!

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    Rhonda Musch 

    7 years ago from The Emerald Coast

    Thanks DREAM ON my friend for such a delightful comment. I am glad you enjoyed my inspirational poem. I know you will just fine in the flow of the river of life. Your comment is forever appreciated.

    Sweet Wishes Rhonda

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    DREAM ON 

    7 years ago

    You say it so wonderfully.I dance in the river enjoying every step even if I am not going up the river against the current or down the river with the flow of the world.I just enjoy being in limbo for a short time.

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    Lyn Adams 

    7 years ago

    Just insirational truly. That is what comes to mind.

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    Rhonda Musch 

    7 years ago from The Emerald Coast

    Thanks ladyjojo for your delightful comment. Yes we should never take anything for granted, and live our life everyday, in the light of him. Thanks so much for stopping by today.

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    ladyjojo 

    7 years ago

    Nice poem Rhonda. Yeah we should all make use of this life that was given to us by God. Always keeping on top the water :) . God bless you sugar

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    Rhonda Musch 

    7 years ago from The Emerald Coast

    Thanks W.K. for your beautiful comment. I am so pleased that you enjoy my poetry. You are so kind. Thanks as always.

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    Warren Keith Hayes 

    7 years ago from Bryson City, North Carolina

    I love your poetry...very, very uplifting...so encouraging...you truly are born of a kind spirit.

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    Rhonda Musch 

    7 years ago from The Emerald Coast

    Thanks naijainvestor for your comment. I appreciate your lovely words of encouragement.

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    naijainvestor 

    7 years ago from Nigeria

    This is a very lovely true hub. nice piece of work.

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    Rhonda Musch 

    7 years ago from The Emerald Coast

    Thanks so much KoffeeKlatch Gals for your beautiful comment. It is always nice to see you again.

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    Susan Hazelton 

    7 years ago from Sunny Florida

    Rhaonda, a beautiful and inspriational poem. Voted up and beautiful.

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    Rhonda Musch 

    7 years ago from The Emerald Coast

    Thanks Tony for comment. Yes the river is a metaphor. I am glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for stopping by my hubs.

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    Tony McGregor 

    7 years ago from South Africa

    I really enjoyed this little poem. Nice metaphor, the river.

    Thanks for sharing

    Love and peace

    Tony

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    Rhonda Musch 

    7 years ago from The Emerald Coast

    Thanks Carrie for your delightful comment. Thanks for stopping by my hubs.

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    carrie450 

    7 years ago from Winnipeg, Canada

    A beautiful meaningful poem Rhonda, thanks, rated up!

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    Rhonda Musch 

    7 years ago from The Emerald Coast

    Thanks drdspervez for your comment. I am glad you liked my poem. Thanks for stopping by my hubs.

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    drdspervez 

    7 years ago from Pakistan

    It's a very nice poem.I voted you up.

    DR.DURRESHAHWAR PERVEZ

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    Rhonda Musch 

    7 years ago from The Emerald Coast

    Thanks Truckstop Sally for your delightful comment. Thanks for stopping by my hubs.

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    Truckstop Sally 

    7 years ago

    Very nice! Rivers, lakes, streams . . . water is always so soothing and helps one to relax. I love the line: The river of life, this is your time, make the most of it.

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    Rhonda Musch 

    7 years ago from The Emerald Coast

    Thanks tnderhrt23 for your beautiful, and touching comment.

    HAPPY NEW YEAR

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    tnderhrt23 

    7 years ago

    What an important, and beautifully crafted message! Very impacting! Great job!

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    Rhonda Musch 

    7 years ago from The Emerald Coast

    Thanks Nell for your wonderful comment. I am honored that you want to print my poem and read it everyday. Thank you so much. That warms my heart.

    Happy New Year

    Your friend and fan Rhonda.

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    Nell Rose 

    7 years ago from England

    Hi, as somone else said, I need to print this out and read it every day! it was really inspirational, thank you, great little poem, voted up! cheers nell

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    Rhonda Musch 

    7 years ago from The Emerald Coast

    Hi kashmir thanks for stopping by. I appreciate your lovely comment. Thanks and Happy New Year. Wishing you the best now and always.

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    Thomas Silvia 

    7 years ago from Massachusetts

    Hi Rhonda thanks for sharing this very beautiful poem!

    Awesome!!!

    Wishing you all the best in 2011!!!

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    Dale J Ovenstone 

    7 years ago from Wales UK

    Your most welcome. Happy new year.

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    Rhonda Musch 

    7 years ago from The Emerald Coast

    Thank you Dale for that beautiful comment. Nice to see you again. Happy New Year.

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    Dale J Ovenstone 

    7 years ago from Wales UK

    Beautiful words & philosophies Rhonda. Thank you for sharing. Regards Dale

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    Rhonda Musch 

    7 years ago from The Emerald Coast

    Hi Rosie thanks for your delightful comment. The river of life flows by all of us, at one time or another. I am glad you enjoyed it.

    Happy New Year

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    Rosie Rose 

    7 years ago from Toronto, Canada

    Hiya my dear friend Rhonda, this is poem is so true. Life is too short and we have to go on. How lovely! How true!

    Happy New Year!

    Rosie

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    Rhonda Musch 

    7 years ago from The Emerald Coast

    Thanks WillStarr for your comment. Life is fleeting and the river of life is flowing by. Yes we must make the most of it. Thanks for stopping by it was my pleasure to write this poem.

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    WillStarr 

    7 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

    You make a wonderful point. Life is fleeting so make the best of your time here on Earth.

    Voted up and beautiful.

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    Rhonda Musch 

    7 years ago from The Emerald Coast

    Thanks June for your wonderful comment. Remember every journey begins with one step.

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    June More 

    7 years ago

    I was feeling a bit lonely. Now I feel great thanks for your beautiful, inspirational poem.

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    Rhonda Musch 

    7 years ago from The Emerald Coast

    Thank you so much Old Poolman for your beautiful comment. I am flattered that you want to hang my poem on your mirror. Yes go ahead. Thank you and enjoy.

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    Old Poolman 

    7 years ago

    Rhonda, what a beautiful and inspirational hub. I am going to print this out, hang it on my mirror so I read it every morning. Great job and thanks for doing this.

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