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Grand Ancient Rivers

Flow mighty rivers, what all have you seen Rise and fall of empires, string of storied kings As veins carry blood, you give Earth its life Carving the landscape as if done by a knife Ancient, so ancient, much older than man Incredible show of Gods mighty hand Oh Nile and Amazon, visions so vivid What secrets you keep alongside the pyramids Yangtze and Yellow, through China you flow Fog and mist rising, light and shadow aglow OB-Irtysh, Lena and Yenisey too Through grand scenic Russia, mysteries come into view Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio you carry Life giving waters, beside you we tarry The vanity of man, tis he gives you names creating boundaries, staking his claims How much blood has been spilled, along sacred shores Man wants all you can give, and then he wants more You were here long before him, and will flow when he's gone Still rushing and rippling your beautiful songs Reflections of Sun and of Moon on your face Inspire our souls with power and grace We've drank and bathed, and cried on your shores We've polluted and dumped, filling your pores Please forgive us our trespass, in time we will go Still rivers, grand ancient rivers will continue to flow

Copyright © | Year Posted 2012




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Date: 8/6/2014 9:31:00 PM
Walter,, Congratulations!!! :) On having your poem featured this week. Stopping by to say hi, and greet almost every poem, on the Poetry Soup's home page. Enjoy having your poem for all to read. Always & Forever ~LINDA~
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Date: 8/5/2014 5:04:00 PM
Hey Walter, congrats on your poem being featured this week.... well written tribute to a wonder of Nature....Neva
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Date: 9/17/2013 12:49:00 AM
Love the picture you paint here ;}
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Date: 2/16/2013 12:00:00 PM
A tremendous piece! Enjoyed reading your work today.
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Date: 7/12/2012 2:59:00 AM
This is awesome,,,, reads like an epic movie you have a blessed day Walter ;}
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Date: 5/1/2012 9:43:00 AM
What a mighty pen you wield !! Impressive rich poetry !! Enjoyed !!
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Walter Williams
Date: 5/1/2012 9:51:00 AM
Thank you so much Debra.... I truly appreciate your kind words.................... Walter
Date: 4/30/2012 12:24:00 PM
WOW,very powerful poem dear poet.I enjoyed this much.Thanks for your kind comments.
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Walter Williams
Date: 4/30/2012 1:21:00 PM
Thank you so much Elliot.....Always appreciate your input.....................Walter