Where The River Ends



Our lives are like a river
each flowing a certain stream
as we try to go the distance
to the grand destination
we must reach
there are hazardous
twists and bends
that make us sway
and hard rocks and branches
we must cross along the way
yet we must remember
when we reach the final descent
that where  the river ends
is simply where the ocean does begin...

......and there we shall meet again.


For Seth 




Comments

  1. What a lovely poem! Yes, it does have great flow and is insightful. love how you completed the circle. Very nice!
    thank you

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  2. Love the deeper meaning that this little stream takes on.

    ...we shall meet again

    Thanks so much for sharing with One Shot


    Moon Smiles

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  3. so we shall meet again..my favorite line..hope it is..:) beautiful poem!

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  4. I love that one's life is like a river and the ending sentiment that 'we will meet again.' A peaceful and gentle write.

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  5. Life's a journey. Like your message of persistence through encountering obstacles. Nice job.

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  6. and that is the way life is...

    beautiful :)

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  7. yeah that is beautiful...some times rivers travel different paths but they ultimately all flow back together...

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  8. very beautiful...I bet Seth is looking forward to the day the rivers end into the ocean

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  9. And then we evaporate - become part of the cloud and then the rain, and then we're back to the river. Good poem.

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  10. Very true.Life is truly a ride.And sometimes the ride is too rough.But in the end it all flows together.

    Beautiful one-shot.

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  11. YES
    WE all meet again there sooner or later...wow
    Great one dear Carrie!
    :)

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  12. Love how your poem is like the river, flowing, taking us somewhere that doesn't end. --So the hope we (I) have in Christ for eternal life and getting lost in God's vast ocean of love--now we know but a trickle, flowing through each other, bringing us together, leading us there. Beautiful tribute to your friend. Thank you for sharing1 :)

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  13. I appreciate the deeper meaning you place in your poems. This one is beautiful.

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  14. Beautiful Carrie..yes we will all meet again that beautiful ocean of life and renewal...you words are always so sincere...lovely...bkm

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  15. Dear Carrie
    Enjoyed it so much. I could see the similarity with the river and life.. great post.

    ॐ नमः शिवाय
    Om Namah Shivaya
    Twitter: @VerseEveryDay
    Blog: http://shadowdancingwithmind.blogspot.com

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  16. amen........lovely..just lovely...pete

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  17. Thank you everyone...i dedicated this one for my grandson....who went to Heaven 10 years ago Nov 1st. Our family misses him very much.

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  18. Nice One Shot, Carrie. I especially liked the hope-filled ending.

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  19. what a great tribute to Seth...heartfelt and deep words, speaking of hope and peace

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  20. Thank you Eric and Claudia....i really enjoyed yours as well. :-)

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  21. This is just lovely. It offers great comfort at a time of loss. I could see it being read at a memorial service.

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  22. water symbolism...healing, powerful, emotional, flowing, releasing, experiencing...all that and more in your poem!

    lovely one shot!

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  23. Great analogy for a loving relationship. I posted today as well.

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  24. Such a heart felt poem and the ending surprised and delighted me. I love the thought that after the river is done, we find ourselves in an ocean. Wow!

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  25. i love this, sweet carrie. such courage in your words, such fluidity in this lyrical piece... j

    how blessed seth is, to know you. xo

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  26. Thank you everyone for your wonderful comments to this poem....it is a special tribute to a special grandson.

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  27. Love this- so true, each traveling their own route but all meeting together in the end. Thanks for sharing!

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  28. I'm trying to sneak in a few read this morning... and well , you are not skimmable , So I will return. And my heart is already breaking just seeing the tag..
    thx for understanding...

    I'll be back Carrie

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  29. I read the poem and loved it. Then clicked on Seth's name and read it again and...absolutely beautiful Carrie.

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  30. absolutely true and beautiful... Have a good weekend Carrie

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  31. And there beyond the branches and rocks, peaceful serenity of the beginning of another life... and we shall meet again.

    Nicely shared interpretation of endings and beginnings.

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  32. Thank you everyone for all your sweet comments on this post...this was the anniversary week of Seth's going to heaven....i wanted to post something in tribute to him.

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  33. I love the river of life emptying into the ocean. What an outstanding poem for Seth!

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  34. Thank you Diane your sweet comments always are such an encouragment. :-)

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  35. That was beautiful and such a good way to describe life's twists and turns. I seem to hit a lot of rocks at the moment, but I'm sure the river will flow eventually :)

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  36. What a wonderful statement. May God Bless You.

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  37. Wonderful poem with a deeper meaning

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  38. This poem reminds me a little of Pilgrim's Progress, when Christian didn't want to cross the turbulent river to get to the Celestial City. Lovely analogy in this poem...

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  39. dear mad scientist with a pen,
    I am having so much fun on your blog.
    I love the quotes and pictures!
    I love Victor Hugo, why won't anyone give me his dvd collection of performances for my birthday? Thanks for visiting my site.
    keep writing, I think we are all in the river together...
    Di

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  40. Oh, I do like that ending, very vey much, Carrie.

    By the way, the kitten Giuseppe Verdi is back. I recall you liked him the first time. ;-)

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  41. Carrie Burt...
    Your poem was beautiful.
    Very well written....Thanks

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  42. Thank you so much Carrie!!

    This was so visual! I'd love to have written it! You have such a unique style to. Keep flowing with your heart, like I know that you will...

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  43. I loved reading this one again!

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