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

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The river has a flowing power strong
By rocks and weeds it’s guided in its pace 
If you put in a foot that’s somehow wrong
The flow soon wipes away your very trace

So hug the bank, avoid the water’s course
And watch the weeds and willows shape its flow
Your foot’s intrusion surely would be coarse
You fear to step and stop the watery show

But once your foot is in the flow so wide
Part of the river then you soon become
It flows around you  -  now you are its guide
You help it now to wander, move and roam 

               Our fears can stop us all from venturing deep
               Why try to run, for we can always creep ?

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(Spenserian sonnet)

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  1. Date: 7/17/2012 9:45:00 PM
    Very interesting likening "dipping one's foot in the water" to overcoming our fears. Very nicely sonnetized!! (haha. that sounds like sanitized or something!)

  1. Date: 7/15/2012 4:06:00 PM
    Lol, "why try to run, for we can always creep?" I like that. Beautiful write, Sidney. Love those rivers :)) Awesome. Toquyen

  1. Date: 7/15/2012 1:23:00 PM
    Reminds me of my childhood. Loved it.

  1. Date: 7/15/2012 12:33:00 PM
    Wonderful......but then do you ever write anything that is not wonderful! Thank you

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    Date: 7/15/2012 12:56:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    wow Judy your flattery is unjustified, but i am so very glad you like my stuff........thanks a million and all my best wishes.....Syd