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Flowing like a river

Thought this one deserved another chance

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: 4/16/2014 9:12:00 PM

    This is wonderful, Peter: It gave me goosebumps. How I love the philosophy behind this. You are a favorite of mine and a tonic to my spirit. Hugs, SuZ
  1. Date: 4/16/2014 1:23:00 PM

    Dear Peter, I like the serenity that a flowing river offers. Nature has a way of doing that. It's a wonderful goal to try to free yourself "from fear and worry." When the power struggle ends, you'll look back and be glad you chose this river's path. (My ashes will be tossed to the sea, so this poem held a unique message for me.) Love and blessings for a joyful Easter, Carolyn
  1. Date: 4/16/2014 1:44:00 AM

    Thank you so much Bindu, his one was a rewrite, but I loved it so much I had to put it on again. I read a book once by Herman Hesse called Siddartha, and I just had to write this song. It sounds even nicer when sang with guitar and harmonica. I appreciate your kind words, my friend....Peter
  1. Date: 4/16/2014 1:17:00 AM

    Beautiful, beautiful... a very inspiring write, I am so glad I read this today, Peter, thank you!
  1. Date: 4/15/2014 10:31:00 PM

    Not only the river flows, it sweeps and cleans. Awesome, Peter!
  1. Date: 4/15/2014 6:47:00 PM

    this is wonderful. Someone else here wrote on a very similar topic using water and river as their symbol, but I can't even think who it was now. DARN.
  1. Date: 4/15/2014 4:29:00 PM

    This makes me feel like Old black water, keep on rollin' Mississippi moon, won't you keep on shinin' on me It's always a pleasure to read your work Pete
  1. Date: 4/15/2014 4:27:00 PM

    That's right Peter, we should all live our lives like a river's elegant flow. Nicely done. Love the meaning a great deal! Hugs and love Gail