Sometimes the greatest obstacles on the road to happiness lie within.


Lie still, river of despair.
Let the ferryman pass,
He carries dreams of a future fair.

Lie still, river of tears.
Let the ferryman rest,
He carries love behind a wall of fears.

Poetry by mickeko
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Written on 2015-01-09 at 23:35

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ken d williams The PoetBay support member heart!
Bravo! There are twin ferrymen - ready to take you to the other side - there is two banks of the river - the choices - one ferrymen - or the other - to take you to one river bank - or the other!

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To me the crossing signifies the leaving behind of despair. I see hope and sadness in this poem.

This is a brilliant metaphorical piece! We don't see this kind of poetry nearly often enough here. Enjoyed it.

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The ferryman Charon crossing the River Styx usually meant bad news, but this poem suggests that maybe the crossing is a good one--that it's both an egress and an entrance to better things. Tears and journeys can cleanse and regenerate. Good work.

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