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Grand Ancient Rivers

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Grand Ancient Rivers

Flow mighty rivers, what all have you seen
Rise and fall of empires, string of storied kings
As veins carry blood, you give Earth its life
Carving the landscape as if done by a knife
Ancient, so ancient, much older than man
Incredible show of Gods mighty hand
Oh Nile and Amazon, visions so vivid
What secrets you keep alongside the pyramids
Yangtze and Yellow, through China you flow
Fog and mist rising, light and shadow aglow
OB-Irtysh, Lena and Yenisey too
Through grand scenic Russia, mysteries come into view
Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio you carry
Life giving waters, beside you we tarry
The vanity of man, tis he gives you names
creating boundaries, staking his claims
How much blood has been spilled, along sacred shores
Man wants all you can give, and then he wants more
You were here long before him, and will flow when he's gone
Still rushing and rippling your beautiful songs
Reflections of Sun and of Moon on your face
Inspire our souls with power and grace
We've drank and bathed, and cried on your shores
We've polluted and dumped, filling your pores
Please forgive us our trespass, in time we will go
Still rivers, grand ancient rivers will continue to flow

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  1. Date: 8/6/2014 9:31:00 PM
    Walter,, Congratulations!!! :) On having your poem featured this week. Stopping by to say hi, and greet almost every poem, on the Poetry Soup's home page. Enjoy having your poem for all to read. Always & Forever ~LINDA~

  1. Date: 8/5/2014 5:04:00 PM
    Hey Walter, congrats on your poem being featured this week.... well written tribute to a wonder of Nature....Neva

  1. Date: 9/17/2013 12:49:00 AM
    Love the picture you paint here ;}

  1. Date: 2/16/2013 12:00:00 PM
    A tremendous piece! Enjoyed reading your work today.

  1. Date: 7/12/2012 2:59:00 AM
    This is awesome,,,, reads like an epic movie you have a blessed day Walter ;}

  1. Date: 5/1/2012 9:43:00 AM
    What a mighty pen you wield !! Impressive rich poetry !! Enjoyed !!

    Williams Avatar Walter Williams
    Date: 5/1/2012 9:51:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Debra.... I truly appreciate your kind words.................... Walter
  1. Date: 4/30/2012 12:24:00 PM
    WOW,very powerful poem dear poet.I enjoyed this much.Thanks for your kind comments.

    Williams Avatar Walter Williams
    Date: 4/30/2012 1:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Elliot.....Always appreciate your input.....................Walter