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Below is the poem entitled River which was written by poet William Mosley. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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I stood on the river hoping that 
you would come to my arms. 
Still remembering all of your love, 
and your heart stopping charms. 

I stood on the river as around my 
feet the small carps would play. 
I told you I'll wait so from spring 
through fall, winter and summer 
I'll stay. 

I watched the trees grow old and 
heard the deaths of birds who 
As my skin burn from the sun and 
as it would later through the cold 

I prayed every night while the 
moon in the sky would pass. 
I cried every day for I knew each 
may be my last.

I stood on the river as the bear 
made his charge. 
And bleed in the river as the scars 
he made grew large. 

I tasted the river, the cool sorrow 
knowing you I will not see. 
My tears laid within the river 
slowly moving away from a love 
never to be. 

I never did send out moans or yell 
while in constant pain. 
Just what I always did, just called 
out your sweet name. 

I was dying in the river but my 
soul fought to stand guard. 
But it could not go against man's 
designed no matter how hard. 

As my eyes slowly close for what I 
knew was my farewell.
I saw you coming as my name you 
continued to yell. 

I cursed this river knowing from 
me it was all taken.
And forcing me into a slumber 
never from which to awaken. 

My eyes opened to see you lying 
with your beautiful eyes close. 
I cried so hard when I realized 
that we exchanged are souls. 

You said a few words, but I was 
deaf to all talk. 
Then you gave your life so I may 
away from this river one day walk.

But I have no where to go since 
the one I waited for is right here. 
And as I turn the world is so foggy 
and this river remained clear. 

So this river I'll sit and make it 
rise as I cry. 
And give a last smile when in this 
river I die. 

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  1. Date: 12/7/2011 10:28:00 AM
    Enjoyed reading your excellent poetry today and hope to be back soon to read more William. This time of year we all are so busy and I for one don't have a lot of time right now but I will try. I love reading the poetry of the many talented poets here at the Soup. Hope to be reading your poetry for many more years to come. Thank you for sharing your poetry with us and may you always find the inspiration to continue with your writing endeavors whatever they may be. Love, Carol