River Of Life Poem by Richard McClellan

River Of Life

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What if your life was a leaf on a tree,
and one day a great wind blows,
pulls your leaf from its limb,
you flutter down to the stream below,

once landing on water,
your leaf floats downstream,
many obstacles in your way,
and what do you do?

your leaf floats,
no control from you,
the rapids get rough,
dead limbs blocking you,

you must keep moving, no choice to choose,
the water is always running,
or its rotting in the stream,
is the rivers destination for you,

luckily, life has free will,
its not controlled by the stream,
tho' the rapids are still there,
life flourishes, cause it has dreams,

in our river of life,
we must choose the path to float,
n' the rapids to climb,
but with dreams on the horizon,
the dream's wind push your leaf along,

because life is a leaf in a stream,
with your free will in control,
keep moving your leaf forward,
with your dreams a bridled so.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Tempest Juliet 01 November 2011

'because life is a leaf in a stream, with your free will in control, keep moving your leaf forward, with your dreams a bridled so.' Beautifully said, it captures a wonderful way to look at life. It's very inspiring and kept me entranced. Keep on writing! t.

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Bridgett Mcgough 30 October 2011

Very nicely stated! I'm so glad we are not just leaves left to the mercy of the current. Thankfully, we have the free will to choose which direction we take in life. We have choices to make every day... When there is a fork in life's river, we alone determine which route we take in life's river. Sometimes, we have to just step out on faith and pray we are taking the right path! This poem is full of thought provoking and powerful statements.

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