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The River Of Life (poem)

Updated on November 10, 2012

By river of life what flowers there grow

Oasis in time what secrets there flow

Alone in this desert that only we know

Please sing me of love and then I must go


The scent of her Joy so eager to share

The song from her lips brought promise to air

The hope in my heart it now lingers there

The world I once knew is drifting somewhere


It’s here by this river my dreams did grow

Each sweet memory her kisses did air

If peace can be found surely it was there

Wherever she leads me gladly I’ll go


What madness of mind does this river share

That moments of love again through me flow

And makes me rethink the truth that I know

The world I once knew is waiting somewhere


Just this one last sip before I must go

To finally rest where only you know

The labors I bear away from me flow

By river of life what flowers there grow


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      Theresa Ast 5 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Quite lovely. Most of my life I have disliked and avoided rhyming poems, however, my own old age and Hubber "arb" have persuaded me to give them another chance. With respect to this poem, I am very glad I did. Theresa

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      frogyfish 5 years ago from Central United States of America

      I picked this one because of your beautiful photo...and title. I gathered, right or wrong, that the river water was hallucinatory, then that last sip brought his demise. So, his previous life, love was fantasy...or real?

      Could be both? Beautiful expression of thoughts in your poetry. And now...his labors are flowing away... Wow!

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      Linda Crampton 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      This is a beautiful poem, and the picture is lovely too!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and awesome. Great pic and video.

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      Shining Irish Eyes 5 years ago from Upstate, New York

      Such a beautifully symbolic representation of the path true love found and lost can carve.

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      Faith Reaper 5 years ago from southern USA

      RC, I have been noticing your comments, and they are just as brilliant as your writing dear one, and so very perceptive.

      Sorry, Mh, yes, I am going with what RC commented, as it is perfect, and I can't add much to it.

      Stunning as always, and that video is as well. Always love Sting . . . sweet intoxication . . . oh yes on that one!

      God bless. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Rich 5 years ago from Kentucky

      So, if only 1% is drinkable, you're saying that only 1% are kissable, or lovable? I'll go with that! : ) Great job, mh.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      The video adds so much to this beautiful piece.Love it!!!

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      Thomas Silvia 5 years ago from Massachusetts

      So beautifully written and totally awesome !

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      Deb Hirt 5 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      A wonderful river, indeed.

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      Martin Kloess 5 years ago from San Francisco

      okay one more thing to think about: Only 1% of the earth's water is drinkable.

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      Janhorner 5 years ago

      Such words of love and they are always so deep. Voted up,


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      Linda Crist 5 years ago from Central Virginia

      Love has always transcended logic. Beautifully said.

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      flashmakeit 5 years ago from usa

      The world you once knew is waiting somewhere. Beautiful work!