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The Lovers And The River (poem)

Updated on December 20, 2014

A tale unfolds of lovers true

Who met to cross a river blue

And heaven watched and heaven sighed

As once more couple there did meet

An ageless custom to repeat


To test how strong their love might be

They’ll walk to meet their destiny

And heaven’s wish was at their side

He took her hand in peril’s view

A final kiss their love renew


They entered water felt its strain

To try the trust these two maintain

And heaven’s hope now opened wide

As couple progressed cautiously

To press ahead or turn and flee


There in the strength of river’s flow

Where naked truth began to show

And heaven held as love was tried

His hold on love began to wane

Her footing she could not regain


Was there a love which once was sweet

Had met a fate it would not beat

And heaven watched and heaven cried

When finally he let her go

A tale of Joy or one of woe


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      Shining Irish Eyes 5 years ago from Upstate, New York

      Wow - very interesting as the reader's heart is so deeply touched by the symbolical river and the endless currents found throughout the struggle we call life.

      Sad but beautiful.

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      Reynold Jay 5 years ago from Saginaw, Michigan

      Wonderfully crafted. Up and beautiful...heartbreaking.... I have a music background like you and ended up teaching special ed. I had an art degree and use that for book covers and in the teaching I did too. We have similar backgrounds and both ended up writing, another creative outlet.

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      Devika Primić 5 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Letting her go was sad and you have an excellent way of expressing poetry

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Aha, He let go of her hand..Sad..Beautiful.

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      Deb Hirt 5 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      I suppose it all depends on how one looks at it. Awesome and up.

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      Olde Cashmere 5 years ago from Michigan, United States

      Thank you Mhatter for sharing another beautifully written poem. Voted up and more.

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      Faith Reaper 5 years ago from southern USA

      Mh, I know you have experienced great loss in your lifetime (from reading some of your comments), and that is how I am interpreting this sad, yet beautiful poem here . . . maybe as to knowing of letting go eventually after suffering the loss of a loved one, but still cherish them in your memories. May be way off on this one.

      God bless. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Michele Travis 5 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      Beautiful words, beautiful pictures and sad poetry, and amazing hub.

      Voted up again.

      Thank you.

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      Janhorner 5 years ago

      Ah, so sad, but once again so beautifully blended into wonderful words! Voted up,


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      Ghaelach 5 years ago


      A sad poem, telling of something that happens to often to young lovers.

      A beautiful song.

      LOL Gharlach

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      mizjo 5 years ago from New York City, NY

      My goodness, but what foolish lovers! Testing their love by walking into the deep, strongly flowing river?

      Cleverly crafted, imaginative poem, Mhatter. Good rhyme and meter too. Voted up and interesting.

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      HattieMattieMae 5 years ago from Limburg, Netherlands

      hmm...that's a sad ending. Lovely poem!

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      Randi Benlulu 5 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Interesting! Very deep (no pun intended) up+. Thank you!