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To the river/'/s edge
So I may peer into the water
To see if I/'/m among
The living or dead
I/'/m a soulless mind
Forgotten by time
Living in a past
Surely not made to last
Simply left behind
By so many that came before
Who were so much more refined
If not supremely divine
The vision I see
Is not the man
Once beknown to me
Weathered by storms
Disillusioned by time
Out of sync
A rhythmless rhyme
I shall search on
To seek and find
Others of my creed
My very same kind
Given the knowledge
To prosper and succeed
I pray to God
May I be
Defined
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The River's Edge

Contributed by jamesstockdale on Tuesday, 5th April 2016 @ 09:17:20 AM in AEST
Topic: spiritual



Take me down
To the river/'/s edge
So I may peer into the water
To see if I/'/m among
The living or dead
I/'/m a soulless mind
Forgotten by time
Living in a past
Surely not made to last
Simply left behind
By so many that came before
Who were so much more refined
If not supremely divine
The vision I see
Is not the man
Once beknown to me
Weathered by storms
Disillusioned by time
Out of sync
A rhythmless rhyme
I shall search on
To seek and find
Others of my creed
My very same kind
Given the knowledge
To prosper and succeed
I pray to God
May I be
Defined




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Re: The River's Edge (User Rating: 1 )
by Invierno on Tuesday, 5th April 2016 @ 10:11:11 AM AEST
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I/'/m feeling much the same way of late, James. You did a good job here of defining that, and I thank you for sharing this.

Mike


Re: The River's Edge (User Rating: 1 )
by Former_Member on Tuesday, 5th April 2016 @ 10:30:16 AM AEST
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I think you/'/ve defined yourself very well, and most of an honest mind will know your creed. /'/A rhythmless rhyme, disillusioned by time./'/ Oh yes, James, if you/'/re left behind, you/'/re in a rather large crowd. Well written.


Re: The River's Edge (User Rating: 1 )
by alicewhite on Tuesday, 5th April 2016 @ 07:26:57 PM AEST
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i felt i understood you here ican relate it also made me think of the statue of shiva the destoyer at cern n the penetent man if thats how its spelt ,anyway awesome x


Re: The River's Edge (User Rating: 1 )
by RICHARD_CAMPBELL on Friday, 8th April 2016 @ 01:41:11 PM AEST
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what a realistic way of looking at life.
we all remember our youthfull days
with friends at the water edge.
i like this a lot.


Re: The River's Edge (User Rating: 1 )
by ladyfawn on Thursday, 14th April 2016 @ 10:12:04 AM AEST
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beautifully moving write,

hugs n love nessa


Re: The River's Edge (User Rating: 1 )
by hauntedscorp on Sunday, 24th April 2016 @ 02:39:08 PM AEST
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A person is defined by their actions. Your actions yesterday, or in the past cannot be undone. As well as tomorrow or the future cannot be lived in today. Set out today to define who you are and want to be remembered as. It is easy to spot the differences in others (or ourselves). Patience and an open mind are required to see the similarities.

Thank you for sharing. I enjoyed this read.


~Scorp


Re: The River's Edge (User Rating: 1 )
by FireStarter on Thursday, 9th June 2016 @ 01:55:10 PM AEST
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Another great poem I see here :)


Re: The River's Edge (User Rating: 1 )
by Former_Member on Sunday, 6th September 2020 @ 09:57:36 AM AEST
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// I get this, I do.

Love the structure. Love the question. Guess that`s part of life.

Thank you,

Dugan
😎




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