Monday, August 07, 2006

LIVING RIVERS

I wish my faith was like a river
Deep and beautiful and strong
Filled with strength the way a river
Fills itself with quiet song.

Twigs and pebbles fall upon it
But they never change its course
It moves on so slowly, surely
Driven by a spirit force.

Weaker things are borne along it
So I wish my faith might bear
Sorrows and the disappointments
Those around me let me share.

Tall green forests grow beside it
Waterd by its tender care
Could faith like that flow through my soul
And leave its bit of verdure there.

21 comments:

  1. what a beautiful analogy!!!It was delightful.
    "Weaker things are borne along it
    So I wish my faith might bear
    Sorrows and the disappointments
    Those around me let me share"-That was genius

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  2. I see that u have changed ur template. this one loooks really good.
    :)

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  3. This would be a great praise song...come up with a chorus. Beautiful.

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  4. aaaahhh the reference to the river.. My favorite place to be....

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  5. Beautiful margie..my favourite is "Twigs and pebbles fall upon it
    But they never change its course
    It moves on so slowly, surely
    Driven by a spirit force.

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  6. beautiful poem; as usual, but aw my faith is so small like that of a mustard seed, but I'm still grateful for it for to loose faith is to loose all, but oh how "I wish my faith is like a river, deep and beautiful and strong"

    ur new template is nice!

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  8. The ideals of nature are inspiring, aren't they? This is simply amazing :)

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  9. margie, this is absolutely beautiful! love it!

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  10. Wow Margie!! this is great stuff!!

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  11. Wow!,my friend, this was awesome!!

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  12. Truly Lovely Margie... somehow I have a feeling that your Faith already is that beautiful River! :)

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  13. Simply beautiful! And this verse flows mesmerisingly just like a calm river...wow!

    **It moves on so slowly, surely
    Driven by a spirit force.

    yes and I often wonder if I can find the river in me and let it just flow...

    Keshi.

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  14. Yes, I think it can. :)
    Keep looking---

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  15. *Twigs and pebbles fall upon it
    But they never change its course
    It moves on so slowly, surely
    Driven by a spirit force.*

    Yet another beautiful piece from u...and yes we all do hope for a ever lasting faith in life and god and the strength to endure it all!

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  16. dumbdodi~
    I thank you for your kind words
    about my poem!

    velu~
    Glad you like my new template!
    I do also!

    kathi~
    It could be that!
    Thank you so much!

    nelly~
    I love the river too!

    starry~
    Thanks so much!

    plus~
    I guess it is lyrical!
    It could be a song... you think?

    christabelle~
    Thank you!
    My faith can be like a mustard
    seed at times... and on other days
    "deep and beautiful and strong...
    like a river!

    natasha~
    thanks for the kind words!

    polona~
    Thanks!
    You are so kind!

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  17. pat~
    I do appreciate your thoughtful
    words!Thank you!

    choices~
    Thanks so much!

    kathleen~
    Oh... how nice of you to say that!
    Thank you!

    kai~
    Thank you!

    keshi~
    Thanks so much!
    You will find that river... and it
    will flow to your sea of contentment!

    andrew~
    Always searching and looking and
    finding that river of peace and
    contentment!

    ekta~
    Thanks so much!

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  18. Excellent poem Margie. Apologies for not commenting earlier, i was busy and did not have time to visit blogspot.

    A little faith will bring your soul to heaven; A great faith will bring heaven to your soul.
    -- Charles Spurgeon

    You can do very little with faith, but you can do nothing without it.
    --Samuel Butler

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  19. ari~
    Oh... you do not have to apologize!
    I am always glad when you have the
    time to visit me here!
    Happy you liked the poem!
    And, thanks for those quotes!
    I love them!
    You always share so many great quotes with me.
    Thank you so much!
    Take care!
    -Margie;)

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