The River ( an inspirational poem)

Updated on October 5, 2017


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

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    • whonunuwho profile imageAUTHOR

      whonunuwho 

      2 years ago from United States

      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

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      2 years ago from Central Florida

      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 profile imageAUTHOR

      whonunuwho 

      2 years ago from United States

      Thank you much my friend and blessings. whonu

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      Deb Hirt 

      2 years ago

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

    • whonunuwho profile imageAUTHOR

      whonunuwho 

      2 years ago from United States

      Thank you my friend and blessings. whonu

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      Nithya Venkat 

      2 years ago from Dubai

      Wonderful poem, enjoyed reading. Beautiful photos.

    • whonunuwho profile imageAUTHOR

      whonunuwho 

      2 years ago from United States

      Thanks Frank and blessings. whonu

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      Frank Atanacio 

      2 years ago from Shelton

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

    • whonunuwho profile imageAUTHOR

      whonunuwho 

      2 years ago from United States

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

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      Faith Reaper 

      2 years ago from southern USA

      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 profile imageAUTHOR

      whonunuwho 

      2 years ago from United States

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

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      2 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Wonderful poetry and great artwork. Loved this.

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      Ralph Schwartz 

      2 years ago from Idaho Falls, Idaho

      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.

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      whonunuwho 

      2 years ago from United States

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

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      Dora Weithers 

      2 years ago from The Caribbean

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

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      Hari Prasad S 

      2 years ago from Bangalore

      Wonderful poetry. great content.

      - hari

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      Eric Dierker 

      2 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

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

    • whonunuwho profile imageAUTHOR

      whonunuwho 

      2 years ago from United States

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

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      John Hansen 

      2 years ago from Queensland Australia

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

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