It's good to float.




riding the river

Carried along like a broken branch down the river through life,
I am without care.
For I am certain that this journey was perfectly designed for me
when I chose to break away and fall into the arms of the beauty and bounty of this amazing, life-giving, holder of all truth.

So here I am, upon the currents,
moving and stopping, along the way
to gather with those who are also on their journeys in this river.

Sometimes, we gather together,
a mass of us, all clogged up, close and crowded.
We become as one.
We share what we have with one another:

Our ideas.
What we have carried.
Our burdens.

Sometimes we leave them.
Sometimes we transfer them.
Other times the river carries them all away.


We, too, are separated and carried far from one another.
Each of us on our own current.
 

In the course of my journey,
I lose and gather and gather and lose.

Whatever the river brings and takes is what I accept.

It is the way of Truth...

It is the way of Life...

It is the Way...





Poetry by Kathy Lockhart The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2017-06-11 at 04:57

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Kee Zealy The PoetBay support member heart!
Seems to imply the euphemism, that everything happens for a reason, drifting with the flow of our existence. Lovely picture.
2017-06-12


shells
This is such a lovely emotive read, I feel the journey and yes it is good to float. Your grandma's picture complements your poetry perfectly.
2017-06-11


one trick pony The PoetBay support member heart!
Heraclitus said something to the effect of, ""You cannot look twice at the same river; for fresh waters are ever flowing in." You can, however, ride the river, and you have, and we have. Or, I should say, you are, and we are.

It is good to float.
2017-06-11


Ashe
Thus is a poem of pure emotions so vuvidly expressed with the mataphor of the river. So apt because most of us can feel your words as we also feel swept away by life, much like the log is pushed along by the currents of a river.
It's a perfect poem. The picture of your grandmother is beautiful.
Ashe
2017-06-11


ken d williams The PoetBay support member heart!
Bravo!
Ken
2017-06-11



Very nice, Kathy. Glad to see you again.
Take care.
2017-06-11


Christopher Fernie
Dear Kathy,

I'm so glad you have floated by! I've missed you!

The river as a metaphor is a powerful idea and one which has inspired prophets and poets down the centuries. I was interested to see the portrait of your Grandmother heading the text, putting a face to one of the tributaries of your precious life.

With love and best wishes,

Chris
2017-06-11


KYREUS of Sweden
So nice 2 read.

Thanks!

* Chris
2017-06-11