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The River

Sometimes The River is long
at places mighty deep
The currents not always steady,
into the ground, water will seep

Along the way the water rushes,
there's a need to hold it back
A dams not always foolproof,
sometimes it'll form a crack

The water will rise quickly,
over the banks it will flood
Tearing, ripping, and destroying,
causing destruction, spilling blood

To each person The River differs
With time, changes are made
The enemy can cause erosion
and the waters began to fade

Muddy with deceptive influence
or perfect clarity, to vision
How The River flows is ultimately,
each persons own decision

The River can be very short,
where it comes to an abrupt end
or it can form a tributary,
where a new life will begin

So, when you follow this river,
The River that we call "Life"
May your journey flow freely,
devoid of pain and strife

Don't let the water become polluted,
with corruption and decay
Live your life to the,
fullest every single day

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  1. Date: 8/18/2009 1:49:00 PM
    great imagery. Rivers do tend to wind all over the place. sometimes it's just the path of least resistance for the water.ometimes it ends in an abrupt 500 foot waterfall. I would recommend my Siddhartha quote from the blog section if you haven't read Herman Hesse. He gives a very vivid description of the river of life and what it gives us all. Very well phrased. Thanks for sharing -Yoni

  1. Date: 8/6/2009 8:07:00 PM
    pure, unfiltered clarity! Karla! enjoyed the message of this poem very much!.... my kinda poem!!! and thanks for your quick, kind, comment!! jimbo

  1. Date: 8/5/2009 3:49:00 AM
    a great peom, the river of life is the greatest river of them all, thanks for your kind comments God bless you from diane

  1. Date: 7/29/2009 4:30:00 AM
    Karla, thank you for sharing your splendid poetry with us today. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/28/2009 2:47:00 AM
    Karla, one of the better poems i have read for a good while. Using natures rivers as the passages / courses of life is simple, but clever. If i may, this gem is getting locked away in my favs, a most delightful read>>Also it reminds me off the Springsteen track The River about the lives of two people>>James

  1. Date: 7/27/2009 10:10:00 PM
    these words are amazingly true,, we make or break our own destiny, an inspirational piece of poetry, great flow and rhythm,,,and Thank you for reading and commenting upon my words,,blessings..Cecil