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A river runs through the city

Like wild fire, tempers flare, 
shots and stabs, city streets tainted,
crime and sin, people glare, 
my river runs through it, vindicated.

Awake before the sun, and the sleepy city,
Of possibilities, fascinated,
the night of revel fun, the waning dignity,
my river runs through it, intoxicated.

gleaming flower, bride in white,
a new life is born and designated.
the old man’ death, his last ride,
my river runs through it, celebrated.


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  1. Date: 7/8/2011 8:40:00 AM

    Thanks everyone, for your valuable comments!

  1. Date: 7/7/2011 1:44:00 PM

    Beautiful, Sharon. Many cograts on your SUPER WIN, Lainie

  1. Date: 7/5/2011 2:53:00 PM

    My congratulations on this win in the contest, Sharon

  1. Date: 7/5/2011 5:30:00 AM

    Congrats on your success in the contest..Sara

  1. Date: 7/5/2011 4:14:00 AM

    Congratulations on your win Sharon in Barbara's "A River Runs Through It contest. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/4/2011 1:46:00 AM

    I like this one very much...should have been placed higher in my opinion...well written ...congratulations...Syd

  1. Date: 7/4/2011 12:39:00 AM

    I really enjoyed the way each stanza was a different theme. Vindicated, intoxicated, celebrated. Great parallelism. Congrats.

  1. Date: 7/3/2011 10:14:00 PM

    congrats on your 3rd place win in the contest Sharon with this powerful piece

  1. Date: 7/3/2011 9:52:00 PM

    Congratulations on a great poem and win. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 7/3/2011 9:26:00 PM

    Congrats Sharon on your big win in the contest luv with this exciting entry on the river..theme.. enjoy on this happy 4th..luv..

  1. Date: 7/3/2011 8:58:00 PM

    Sharon..this one was unique and I truly enjoyed it. Congrats on your placement in my contest. BG

  1. Date: 6/28/2011 5:13:00 AM

    Excellent writing Sharon. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/27/2011 11:49:00 AM

    a well worded and very creative piece of poetry.

    Well Avatar Sharon Well Date: 6/28/2011 6:17:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thank you, James!