Thursday, September 14, 2006

ALL RIVERS RUN TO THE SEA

All rivers run to the sea
we cannot stop them anymore than we can stop the stream of life
and call back some incident to look at it again.

It is all
water under the bridge
gone on down to join
a million, trillion other incidents
until it loses its identity
and we are left with
other times
and other persons.

We learn
that it's no use
to chase what has happened
but we must learn
to love and work
with what we
have at hand.

That is where
we find
the love of life
the peace and the fulfillment!

37 comments:

  1. Just beautiful and so very true! No looking back at what we have done in the past, only looking foward to the new opportunities that are waiting for us.

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  3. Very nice :)

    The title reminds me of a verse in Urdu Poetry (Urdu is my national Language)... I'll try to translate it. It reads:

    "Who says when death arrives; I'll die?
    I am a river- I'll merge with the Sea"

    :)

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  4. Hi Margie,

    Thanks for loving my story. :)

    What a wonderful poem! I just love the imagery of flowing water. Most of the time we try to hold back change with our hands.

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  5. Almost like, "All roads lead to Rome" sort of way. Loved this...and no, you can't chase what has happened...it's all in the past.

    Beautiful!

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  6. Hi Margie,

    Hope you had a refreshing run!

    Beautiful poem as always. It's important not to dwell on the past but to move on and learn from those experiences.


    Robyn

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  7. So beautiful and so true. I love your new profile:)

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  8. we all make mitakes
    but have no regrets


    mistakes are learning experiences
    i am always learning


    the last time was when i got a black eye for calling Ori a dumb nigga

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  9. Well said Margie. Good one.

    Hope you are feeling okay today and blogger is behaving :-)

    Love is like a river, always changing,
    but always finding you again somewhere
    down the road.

    Love is like a river. Even though sometimes you need to get over it, sometimes you need to get into it.

    Love, like a river, will cut a new path
    whenever it meets an obstacle.

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  11. Here-now. My favorite place of nothing and everything... and your "love of life the peace and fulfillment!"

    Thank you Margie :-)

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  12. Oops.. i spoke too soon. My comment got posted twice. Bad blogger! lol

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  13. just flow...flow to where it leads ya...just as the the river runs to the sea.

    beautiful!
    Keshi.

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  14. Well, that's exactly what I'm looking for...thanks for this.

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  15. choices
    Thank you!
    Yes, always looking forward to the newness of another day!

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  16. merryweather
    Thank you!
    And, I liked that verse you shared with me from your language... it was beautiful!

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  17. brian
    thank you!
    And, I do enjoy your story very much!

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  18. robyn
    I did have a good run!
    Thank you!
    And, thanks for the nice words about my poem!

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  19. starry
    thanks for the kind words!
    take care!

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  20. saby
    Thanks for sharing!
    Take care!

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  21. ari
    Thank you!
    I am feeling fine... and blogger is being good today!

    I like the verses you shared very much! Wonderful!

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  22. eileen
    You are always so very kind!
    Thank you so much!

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  23. kai
    Thanks sweetie!
    **smiles**
    n huggggz!

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  24. keshi
    ** just flow... flow to where it
    leads ya... just as the river runs
    to the sea **
    Beautiful words Keshi!
    Thank you!

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  25. kathi
    Thank you!
    I am so glad when I might add to your day!

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  26. Very, very true, but we all have to try and swim upstream for awhile.

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  27. Lovely poem! I'm so glad you shared this.

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  28. So very true! Well done Margie! This poem holds lots of truth.

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Each day comes
bearing its own gifts ...
Untie the ribbons.

-Ruth Ann Schabacker