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The River

© Stephen Savitzky. Creative Commons by-nc-sa License Some Rights Reserved.

We met in a place that was crowded with people
I was lonely and lost, and in search of a friend.
You seemed to be someone I needed to talk to
We started a journey not seeing the end.
Time passed and our paths crossed more and more often
Not completly by chance, nor precisely by plan.
I sang you my songs and you told me your stories;
We loved without noticing when it began.
    Now I feel that I've known you for most of forever;
    Old friends from the time before cities were made:
    We walked in the sunlight beside the wild rivers,
    Slept in the quiet of a deep forest glade.
    And love is a river that flows through time's forest
    Smooth in the shadow, and sparkling in sun;
    Over the stones it goes singing by starlight
    To pools of deep silence the clear waters run.

When you're cold and alone in high hills of spent passion
Or lost in dark valleys of grief and despair
Remember clear water runs down to the river
And follow your friendship to lead you back there.
It's a river so deep that we can't see the bottom,
A river so long we can't walk to the end;
We'll journey together beside the clear water;
As deep and as long as the love of a friend.
    And I feel that I've known you for most of forever;
    Old friends from the time before cities were made:
    We walked in the sunlight beside the wild rivers,
    Slept in the quiet of a deep forest glade.
    And love is a river that flows through time's forest
    Smooth in the shadow, and sparkling in sun;
    Over the stones it goes singing by starlight
    To pools of deep silence the clear waters run.
    And love is a river that flows through time's forest
    Smooth in the shadow, and sparkling in sun;
    Over the stones it goes singing by starlight
    To pools of deep silence the clear waters run.

Sometimes I just get carried away by a metaphor. This started out trying to be something quite different. It came together in less than 18 hours.


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