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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

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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A truly outstanding piece of writing/poetry. This is the first write that I have read after a few months of vacation, and I feel it a great piece.
"All I will ever know
Is it will never
Be as deep
As yours."

I find that artistic statement beautiful in so many ways, it exudes a sense of humility that is expertly hidden, even if not intentional by the author. Great to read from you brother.
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No need happychatty to post corrections, I got what you meant, though cheers!
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Cheers Christian
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Now Robert that one became my favourite from your poetry. Happy 2020 , Lily xcheering
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Excellent chatter! wave
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Thanks Lily, glad you enjoyed the write
Rob x
Thank you for a nice poem Rob! Those roads of hope may get travelled again if we give them a chance!wave
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Thanks Chris, hope you are well
Rob, this is lovely.
I can see that you are well qualified to assess other people's poems.
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Thanks Yaspark, hope you are well
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Great poem Rob.
The best wines have to be a certain vintage.

Regards Mick.

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