Meriam Joseph

Freshman - 775 Points (30/08/1999 / Kottayam, Kerala, India)

The River That Flows On And On - Poem by Meriam Joseph

In the mist of darkness,
Lies Deep Dark Woods,
Where the river of hatred flows on and on,
The river is dark, it is black
It is filled with sins really so bad,
It has no light, for it gives no light,
It makes the surrounding worse than night,
The people there are worse than monsters,
Never go there; it’s really very dreadful,

Then one day there came a man filled with light,
He wasn’t scared, he was alright,
He went into the Woods so dark,
And saw everything with not even a frightful start
He saw the people, who were really weird,

But still his mind was not filled with fear,
He went to river, he looked at it,
He saw the sins of mankind and sobbed with tears,
He returned home and reported his sighting,
He said it’s because of humans that the river was spoilt,

The people did their best, good not bad,
The woods grew brighter and brought out joys,
It had many visitors, not so spoilt,
The river then flowed with a gleaming light,
It was filled with the goodness of mankind,
And soon the Deep Dark Woods were called the Woods of Light.

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Topic(s) of this poem: environment

Comments about The River That Flows On And On by Meriam Joseph

  • (10/29/2015 1:23:00 PM)

    Wow I think we kinds write alike. Nice work keep it up. You have got a future here. (Report)Reply

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  • Cathy Smith (10/27/2015 10:56:00 AM)

    oh really very nice. hopeful. i admire anyone who can write legitimately of something less than good. i cannot usually. my life usually hangs on edge. i only use poetry to uplift me since everything else can fail. just a thought. you should really publish, even self-publish. you can try and use Word to publish on Kindle and it is free. i think you can do it from overseas, too. you can charge no money or even nominal fees and i think they send it in your national denomination too. i think you would be very popular. you should try. just make sure all your poems are right on the left margin in Word. otherwise they get really messed up on Kindle. do not forget to use a nice bold typeface for the titles. excuse me if you are already on Kindle. of course. i checked and i could not find you there. you will like it especially fun is the free ebook cover which you can right click on and copy for self-advertising, Facebook, etc. this poem made me cry... (Report)Reply

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  • Yinka Meander (6/30/2015 10:34:00 PM)

    love your poems Meriam. well done. (Report)Reply

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  • Fer Basbas (6/27/2015 1:55:00 PM)

    interesting use of images to portray sinfulness. nice job! (Report)Reply

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  • (12/30/2011 6:35:00 AM)

    Yes, human hatred is the loss for all good things in life (Report)Reply

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  • Elena Sandu (9/8/2011 6:14:00 AM)

    You know to express very well the desire for good and light spread! Good poem, thank you for share,10 (Report)Reply

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  • (8/10/2011 1:35:00 PM)

    Lovely and touching poem! Hope to read more of your work! (Report)Reply

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  • (8/10/2011 7:57:00 AM)

    There are fantastic themes and imagery running through this...fantastic that u r so young yet so wise! SG (Report)Reply

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  • (8/9/2011 12:36:00 PM)

    I think you have the potential to be a very good think deep and have the right feelings for living creatures, the environment and the spirituality for good and evil...what an imagination you have! (Report)Reply

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  • (8/5/2011 7:58:00 PM)

    Wow, Meriam, this poem seems wise beyond your years. I think you have many poetic 'miles to go' and that they will be very interesting ones. (Report)Reply

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  • (8/4/2011 2:15:00 AM)

    This is a very deeply thought-out poem. I love the idea of a 'man filled with light'. (Report)Reply

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  • (7/30/2011 3:04:00 PM)

    A sensitive, gentle poem, but not true to reality. Mankind may try to fix the problems and sins of society, of themselves and others, but they do not have within themselves the power to truly purify. The woods could only become the Woods of Light if God himself, who created the world and loved it, was accepted by the people and changed them from the heart. (Report)Reply

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  • (7/17/2011 9:34:00 AM)

    Nice lovely poem :) (Report)Reply

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  • (7/15/2011 5:08:00 AM)

    Hi Meriam

    Thank you for dropping a note of appreciation. Your first three poems are optimistic and nicely written. In fact they can be used in Environment Science curriculum.

    Meriam Joseph(5/23/2015 11:51:00 AM)

    The fact you just told me that my poems are good enough for Environmental science curriculum is just heart warming. I'm honored you feel that way.

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, July 14, 2011

Poem Edited: Sunday, October 18, 2015

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