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Rivers of my Face

My face is a map
That traces, so accurately
The journey
Of my life
Like old roads
Carved out of hope
Trying to lead somewhere
Now tired and worn
Always remaining
Beyond repair
Fading into the past
Before the journey
Had barely travelled
Lightly trodden paths
Often fondly remembered
For that one single moment
When they crossed
Each other’s destiny
They left such little trace
But measured together
Provide so many memories
Of long lost desires

The ravines of past loves
So very deep
Etched from sadness
As ever growing rifts
Drifting further apart
Wrenched from pain
And scarred with sorrow
With impassable rivers
Born of tears
That had bled
From eyes
That had seen
Futility

But hope
Is an emotion
Where desires
Can see further
Than futility
For this map
Has one last space
To be fulfilled
And complete
The journey of life
And when that final river
Crosses my face
And flows
Into nothingness
All I will ever know
Is it will never
Be as deep
As yours
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Posted: Dec 2013
About this poem:
At my age this is fairly accurate. I am on a sabbatical from my novel because I need to write some new poetry, not much, but one now and again to refresh my warped mind.

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darkhorse555
WOW VERY BEAUTIFULLY DRAWN ROB EXCELLENT PIECEangel
beautifulyou
Rob,
this is gorgeous,truly awesome...
I'm grateful for your sharing this beauty with us!

Ty rose rose rose rose rose rose rose rose rose rose rose rose
Nuwahri61
Hi Rob.......really enjoyed this piece..........Regards Nugrin
gnj4u
Hi, turorob,
Though the concept of depth mystifies, when Rivers of my Face are Carved out of hope Trying to lead somewhere, "The journey" cannot help but be an interesting one. Thanks for sharing.
Spartacus2012
Hi Rob,
A wisdom filled write..Well done..

Kensuper
loveavalanche
nicely put,all great stuff Rob
socrates44online today!
This is an amazing piece, carved with your words capturing the journey of your life filled with such a wide variety of human emotions etched in the rivers of your face. Excellent write!
Have a fabulous day!
sundayrose1
The ravines of past loves
So very deep
Etched from sadness
As ever growing rifts
Drifting further apart
Wrenched from pain
And scarred with sorrow
With impassable rivers
Born of tears
That had bled
From eyes
That had seen
Futility

Rob every line on this beautiful, poignant write is speaking from the deepest of my soul..I have just been through the most beautiful but most painful relationship in my whole life. And still so much bound to nowhere on letting it go. But the last part is sign of good hope which I am trying so hard to step into.

I feel very lucky and very thankful that I felt such love that taught me a lot, of who I am and who I shouldn't be and my rivers to cross are measured as to how much strength I can bear out of these relationships.

Thank you so much for the read.

SRteddybear teddybear bouquet bouquet gift gift
niah9
Oh...so true, but I have noted often, the character in a mature face, so much more attractive than smooth innocence....
Lovely poetry Rob as always...and I agree.....a break is as good as a rest, and poetry, give you a fresh look at yourself.....as well as live in general......thanks for sharing....Kathyteddybear teddybear hug
hedistuffonline today!
Terrific...you're on to something here. This is great.
elo69
nice work,deeply personal,but something we can all relate to....elo
trurorobonline today!
Thanks Liam.
Rob
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Thank you Beautifulyou, hope life is good to you.
Rob
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Cheers Nu
Rob
GMS75
Hey...well done . I truly relate to this write...
Very touching.
Greg
sophiasummer
As all warped twisted tree trunked crosses your stream many an opening of sunlight pebbles that sit at higher ground, hah ha! there will always be the shallow of water to meet your feet. Bathe

Sophie


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Yankee4youonline today!
From beginning to end this one flowed so masterfully..... very , very well penned... handshake handshake handshake
shadow1950
an outstanding write Rob big Kudos hug wine kiss
Macduff5
Hi Rob,

A quality write and that extended metaphor of the face being a map works so well. Nicely expressed. cheers
Redex
That drew my breath. A wonderful read. I hope the next path of trickles bring a big ending peace and smilegrin teddybear
Purplenails
Wow! That was wonderful. ,very well writtenthumbs up
fjamesj9701
An extremely excellent write Rob, I always admire your work and the wisdom I find , thank you for sharing my friend…Jessehandshake
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Thank you Joy.
Rob
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Cheers Ken.
Rob
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Thank you Loveavalanche.
Rob
Odette67
And when that final river
Crosses my face
And flows
Into nothingness
All I will ever know
Is it will never
Be as deep
As yours

First class writing Rob, I love it, this is one of those poems I wish I had thought to write. purple heart
Dejavu4u
Rob,
What a BEAUTIFUL poem. I really enjoyed this and hope you will keep writing, even if now and then. Take care. Merry Christmas!
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Cheers Socrates
Rob
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Thanks Sundayrose
Rob
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Thanks Kathy
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Cheers Rick.
Rob
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Thanks Elo
Rob
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Cheers Greg.
Rob
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Nice one Soph, in your own way as usual.
Ro
ladyjewel
teddybear every line in a persons face is a memory, every wrinkle tells a story, and every one is beautiful, the wrinkles made from smiles and love are the most treasured.
this is a deeply moving poem and I loved it. teddybear kiss
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Cheers Chris.
Rob
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Thank you Shadow.
Rob
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Cheers Rob.
Rob
cafetwo2010
If you write a novel Rob I'm the first in
line. Great poem as always.
Poetnumber1
Very lovely poem Rob with lots of depth.cheers
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