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The River of Life

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TerryW
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The River of Life

Life is a mighty river
Its currents swiftly flowing
And only this great river
Knows exactly where it is going.

The turns can be treacherous
And the waters can be rough
For the harshness of this river
Can make you think you've had enough.

Then sometimes the waters grow calm
And you gently roll downstream
With time to stop and enjoy
The beauty of everything.

So in the power of this mighty river
There is only one thing worth knowing
The river is wise, even when it's harsh, and we
Have to follow the current ever flowing.

Terry Woodson



 ~you reached inside, you touched my heart,
and I am all the better for it~
Terry A. Woodson, Jr.
© Copyright 2000 Terry A. Woodson, Jr. - All Rights Reserved
Janet Marie
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Then sometimes the waters grow calm
And you gently roll downstream
With time to stop and enjoy
The beauty of everything.

So in the power of this mighty river
There is only one thing worth knowing
The river is wise, even when it's harsh, and we
Have to follow the current ever flowing.
----------------

Terry, this is excellent...so well thought out and written. great metaphor...there is something powerful about the current of water...and mystical as well
great poem...enjoyed it much
take care, jm



 The stars shine so bright, now's the time
I close my eyes - soft wind touch my face,
Cool sand upon the place where I once kissed you
And held you close.
Now I will reach for the stars...
Because Oh my love, that's where you are...
Though the storms of black night rage on
I still see your face
I still feel your lips on mine
And though my heart feels all alone without you
I still hear you sing to me
I still hear your voice on the sea...
vertical horizon

Marge Tindal
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TerryW~
Oh my friend ... I really like the
serenity of this river as it flows.
A little tossing and churning ...
then smooth sailing.
I'm there !  
Very lovely.
~*Marge*~


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kitkat
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Terry, this was a very vivid poem. Felt as if I was there. Job well done.
Aimster
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Terry,

Beautiful imagery! Powerfully intense! Really liked the flow of this...almost as though the poem itself was the very river you describe. Two thumbs up!

AMY  

 ~Live today as though it were your last but prepare for tomorrow as though it were here~
Denise
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5 posted 04-07-2000 06:40 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Lovely imagery, Terry! Your poem flows as smoothly as that river!!

Denise
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Another thing we need to know - how to swim! Excellent poem...
Meadowmuse
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Wise and insightful words, Terry...so beautifully expressed.

~ Claire
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Hi Terry,

This is so beautiful, I love poems like this that describ life through nature.

Thank you for sharing,

Cerenity
mariee66
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What a wonderful way to look at life~
Like a river~

Marie~
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"You know a dream is like a river,
ever changing as it flows
and a dreamer's just a vessel
that must follow where it goes. . . "

Sorry, forgive the song, but it came to mind immediately after reading this. . . excellent. . .sometimes, we just have to let the river carry us. . .

-------------------------------------------------------

 That which gives light must endure burning
--Victor Frankl

Lone Wolf
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Terry,
Excellent poem.  I just love the flow of the river.  Could watch it for hours.  Nature is truly amazing!!!  Love this!!!  

 Friends are friend forever if the Lord's the Lord of them and a friend will not say never cause the welcome will not end.
--Michael W. Smith
EagleOne
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your words are as the river, majestic and powerful.

 Not all those who wander are lost. ~J.R.R. Tolkien
hoot_owl_rn
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How wise your words Terry  
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