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The Stream of Life (a poem of inspiration)

Updated on November 18, 2014
Waters of life to ebb and to flow...
Waters of life to ebb and to flow...
we share the stream of life...
we share the stream of life...
waters to flow so that life is given..
waters to flow so that life is given..
Waters of deep...
Waters of deep...
The stream of each his own...
The stream of each his own...

Beneath the ice, fed by flakes of snow,

Our stream of life, does so ebb and flow,

Its waters are swift, and not ever to drift,

In depths below, as cold winds blow.

Long sheets above, to shift and shove,

With warm sun's light, they glimmer so.

The things we do, to come and go,

All well hidden there, in a frozen glow.

As Spring awakes, with rosy cheeks,

The freeze to thaw, as warmth all seeks,

Swift moving rills, from brooks to meet,

A widening run, in the rolling creeks.

Our own lives to flow, to move as fast,

Every word and line, is before us cast,

We must each to live, our best to give,

Living for now, and not in the past.

The stream of life, so cuts like a knife,

Each wound a slice, throw of the dice.

We take the best, to leave the worst,

Make the most of life, in our giving, first.

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All God's own, to share..
All God's own, to share..


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    • whonunuwho profile imageAUTHOR


      3 years ago from United States

      Thank you my friend for your support and kind words. whonu

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      Deb Hirt 

      3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      This was said so well, and must be remembered, especially for the upcoming holidays.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Absolutely delightful. I've pearled this and passed it on.

    • whonunuwho profile imageAUTHOR


      3 years ago from United States

      Bless you my friend and please stop by again. whonu

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      3 years ago

      Very, very nice. I especially enjoyed your phrase about "spring's rosy cheeks! Nicely said in a lovely way! I really liked the fact that you used the graceful birds in every season (could'a been my cousins, you know?!)

      Thanks for the good write, I enjoyed it all from start to finish.

    • whonunuwho profile imageAUTHOR


      3 years ago from United States

      Thanks Blossom and blessings to you and yours on this fine Fall day. whonu

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 

      3 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      I like your poem and also the pictures, especially of the water birds.

    • whonunuwho profile imageAUTHOR


      3 years ago from United States

      Nice title. Thanks for dropping by my friend. whonu

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      3 years ago from Central Florida

      I love this, whonu. I posted a poem with a similar theme. It was in response to one of billybuc's challenges about a year ago. I believe I called it The River of Life.

    • whonunuwho profile imageAUTHOR


      3 years ago from United States

      Your so welcome and blessings. whonu

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      3 years ago


      ...every word and line before us casts...Lovely and true words. Your verse is relevant to the day, for me. I have the opportunity to step outside my current home-place and be with a waterway that runs parallel to the busy sidewalk, and main front road of town. cuts like a knife...Nice..The stream politely severes what could be my worries for the day, taking me to a better place: Calm, and what I should be thinking doing. It does give me "words", "lines". Rumi says, Silence a strict tutor- I feel your poem is on the same current.

      Thank you for posting this today ~ christinemarie


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