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As the river flows

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As the river flows

As the river flows

As the river flows
So surely to the sea
It’s power be a wondrous sight
As it roams the land so free
The path of no resistance
Is how she lives each day
I will learn from this old river
I need to live this way.

As the river flows
She takes all in her stride
Not dogged by expectations
Not held back by her pride
She flows into the ocean
She knows this be her home
She has no need to hurry
She’s just content to roam.

Oh, I’ll be like that river
That’s how I’ll live my life
All free from fear and worry
Until my time is rife
To join that mighty ocean
All filled with sweet devotion.

As the river flows
And things get in her way
She knows to never struggle
Just flows from day to day
And lets the power take her
To where she needs to go
Her softness melts all obstacles
Albeit, oh so slow.

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  1. Date: 7/30/2013 6:13:00 AM

    I liked the strong message in your poem Peter.It compliments the smooth rhyming pattern of this piece.

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan Date: 7/30/2013 1:36:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you so much, Mustapha...Peter
  1. Date: 7/30/2013 5:00:00 AM

    Tout pouvoir! You got it. The path of no or low resistance. How did the rivers know?

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan Date: 7/30/2013 1:35:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I love that watercourse way of LaoTsu, thanks for your comment Gerald...Peter