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The River ( an inspirational poem)

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Over the river of no return, runs down through the wayward glen.

A country's choice, of its bad reflection, such, are the wages of sin.

The greatest directive, of its leadership, always at home begins,

The peoples' voice, to be unspoiled, on this proposition depends.


Democracy embraced by the common people, representative of all,

Devised by the wisest and most able of men, of the large and small.

As a spoiler, the wrongful entity weaves such a web of vile corruption,

A path that awaits the people, as prey, verges on its way to destruction.


The river runs its ranging course, from the hills down to its finest end,

Empties into its estuary of choice, as its pure waters and salt to blend.

If putrid remains are mixed in its run, the waters become too defiled,

The fish and creatures, on its purity, to depend, all soon become beguiled.


What is required of a people to gain, just what is left, what does remain,

As serving the few, those elite, no needs of the common people to meet?

The river decides the essence of all life, even the great, with little strife,

Destruction of all awaits in defeat, a river must serve each, to be complete.


In time the river's waters are pure, the process requires the help of everyone,

Each in their own way to serve all life, for our existence, must be soon begun.

The river of life nourishes all, is meant to be a provider of our life's procession,

A necessary redemption, to right the wrongs, rests within each's possession.


life on the river..

life on the river..

the gulf, where pure meets salt...life goes on...

the gulf, where pure meets salt...life goes on...

all life depends on the purest waters...

all life depends on the purest waters...

© 2016 whonunuwho

Comments

whonunuwho (author) from United States on June 07, 2016:

Thank you my friend. I get a real joy in writing these days. I suppose it is my way of sharing with others my feelings and hope to encourage others to write as well. Thanks. whonu

Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on June 07, 2016:

It's great to see you back, whonu. Your love for the environment and all its inhabitants speaks to my heart, as you well know. It looks like you've been busy at the easel. Nice work!

whonunuwho (author) from United States on May 21, 2016:

Thank you much my friend and blessings. whonu

Deb Hirt on May 21, 2016:

Your statements all make so much sense and the artwork is beautiful, as always.

whonunuwho (author) from United States on May 06, 2016:

Thank you my friend and blessings. whonu

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on May 06, 2016:

Wonderful poem, enjoyed reading. Beautiful photos.

whonunuwho (author) from United States on May 05, 2016:

Thanks Frank and blessings. whonu

Frank Atanacio from Shelton on May 05, 2016:

a very well written poem.. also love the photos too.. awesome my friend.. whonu? LOL

whonunuwho (author) from United States on May 05, 2016:

Thank you my friend Faith Reaper, and blessings on this fine day. whonu

Faith Reaper from southern USA on May 05, 2016:

Wow, Whonu, I've missed you and your amazing poetry. What a comeback with this one. I believe it is a masterpiece.

Your photo and art are breathtakingly beautiful.

Sharing

Peace and blessings

whonunuwho (author) from United States on May 04, 2016:

My thanks to RJ and Gypsy for your uplifting responses. Blessings. whonu

Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on May 04, 2016:

Wonderful poetry and great artwork. Loved this.

Ralph Schwartz from Idaho Falls, Idaho on May 04, 2016:

Where have you been brother? Are you trying to master yet another style in your writing? Quite a masterful look at the waters of life.

whonunuwho (author) from United States on May 03, 2016:

My thanks to MsDora, Eric, shprd74,and Jodah, for your kind responses. whonu

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on May 03, 2016:

Welcome back, Whonu. Great imagery of the "river . . . the essence of all life." Outstanding!

Hari Prasad S from Bangalore on May 03, 2016:

Wonderful poetry. great content.

- hari

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on May 03, 2016:

I have missed you. A wonderful poem. Makes me yearn to sit by the river bank.

whonunuwho (author) from United States on May 03, 2016:

Thank you my friend. Blessings on this fine May day.

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on May 03, 2016:

This is one of your best poems yet, Whonu, and the artwork is great. Good to see you back.