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Rivers of Time

Like rivers of time / our lives drift by /
as seasons / providing  the trees / 
acquire soft, green leaves / and then in time / 
turning red and golden / shed their leaves.

Travelers in time are all / like a wind 
sweeping across the plains of life / visitors in a temporary land / 
enjoying moments of bright sunny days / filled with fun and joy /
soon to be followed by sudden storms / 
and then dark hours / followed again by 
the brightness of the day / rivers of time /
carrying each traveler through his day / waiting /
waiting for the next to arrive /

Time an ever moving thing / a river /
carrying each person / in turbulent white water /
or calm flowing streams / through all events of life /
then stranding him on a rocky and barren shore / or 
other times / gently laying him upon soft and lush meadows / 
to rest as in a quiet and calm place /

Finally on the appointed day / a call goes forth / and
the wayfarer receives his summons / to quickly go /
moving through time / to stand in a queue / moving to an unknown space /
together with others summoned / to appear at some distant place /

The queue is formed / the line moves forward / the time has arrived
to board / those great ships of time / like the giant Leviathan / casts
off from near harbors / and then ever moving / to arrive at some distant

Like rivers of time / our lives drift by / a season at a time /
travelers all / in a moment in time.

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  1. Date: 7/2/2011 9:20:00 AM
    Creative,Impressed with your work.

  1. Date: 6/15/2011 8:40:00 PM
    Well Richard, I feek you have posted a good poem and now it is being featured. You did a great job putting it together.

  1. Date: 6/15/2011 2:24:00 PM
    Hi Richard-I really enjoyed reading this.I love your descriptive turn of phrase relating to time and how it affects our lives.There is so much to read here and to savour.Congratulations on being featured.I think it is a great piece and I would like to add it to my favourites,thank you. Love Sylvia-known to poet friends as JUNE

  1. Date: 6/13/2011 11:05:00 AM
    Congratulations on your featured poem this week Richard. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/13/2011 10:38:00 AM
    My congratulations on your poem being featured this week, Richard

  1. Date: 6/13/2011 3:12:00 AM
    Creative work..Good comparisons..We never know what life has in store for us..Your presence at my work was uplifting..Sara

  1. Date: 6/11/2011 4:58:00 AM
    Most fortunate that "Rivers Flow Both Ways"...thanks for posting

  1. Date: 6/10/2011 6:37:00 PM
    Hello Richard, I just love your style of writing in this poem, very creative, and the words are divine, I am so impressed and I want to thank you so very much for visiting my poetry " time goes by but the pain remains fresh in the heart . . . no matter how many years past by" thanks for your comment... 25 years is a long time to grieve, dear heart ~~

  1. Date: 6/10/2011 3:46:00 PM
    Richard, wow! very impressed poem. One does not know the deepness of our true meaning. We live we and than we slowly drift away with out expecting it. but, at the end this journey has much beauty we will take in a very distance place.. enjoyed,.. god bless,... p.d.