Peace in My Life.

I walk along by My River,

The further I go

The more peaceful it becomes,

The more peaceful I become.

I come to that place

Where My River becomes My Spirit,

Where My River, My Spirit and I become one,

Where all is well,

And there is peace in my soul.

I know that that peace will always be there

Be there waiting for me,

Waiting until that time,

That time when I join My Spirit

And become one soul

Where the peace that I have found

Will be with me,

With me for eternity.


  • orchidee

    A lovely write Gold. Yes, we have some Rivers near-ish to us. I see them more maybe in Spring.
    Meanwhile ( a 'said' verse):
    'O land of endless peace
    Where noise and turmoils cease
    How did this tranquil peace bring?(i.e. come about)
    'Tis easy - Orchi did not sing!' heehee.

    • Goldfinch60

      Thanks Orchi, that Peace can be so wondrous.

      • orchidee

        I don't fancy River walks when it's blowing a gale, or snowy, or heavy rain. You might be OK. Will you still go in shirt-sleeves, whatever season? I would catch hypothermia or something if I did, unless June, and other Summer months, were flaming.

      • Nicholas Browning

        I read this as if my life depended on it for some reason.
        What have you done Finch?!
        Seriously though, it was a very good read.
        A quote from one of my (possible?) ancestors:
        "God is in his heaven, and all is right with the world." - Robert Browning
        Thank you for posting Finch, I enjoyed it!

        • Goldfinch60

          Thank you for your wonderful reply Nicholas. The River Avon flows through my town and I used to walk along side of it many times a week but since my wife has come down with dementia I need to be with her all the time so I do not go down for my walks, but it is a place I will never forget and will go back to.

        • Poetic Dan

          Really glad I came for a walk down your river as I lay down in this haz. May you continue these beautiful days!

          • Goldfinch60

            Thank you Dan, you are welcome to walk with me anytime.

          • FineB

            Hi Goldfinch60,

            An enchanting poem.

            I feel the power of peace flowing through its words.

            Keep writing FineB.

            • Goldfinch60

              Thank you fine be, may the Peace be always with you.

            • Maxine Smith

              This is such a captivating read, really enjoyed Gold.

              • Goldfinch60

                Thank you Maxine, much appreciated.

              • Michael Edwards

                We have a small river flowing past our village - like you I find peace there away from everything where nature takes pride of place. A great write as always.i

                • Goldfinch60

                  Thank you Michael, the peace that comes when walking alongside the water and with is so profound.

                • ANGELA & BRIAN

                  Thanks UNCLE ANDY : Love these spontaneous CROWD ORCHESTRAS & CHOIRS : This is one of my fave Orchestral Pieces : thanks for caring & sharing. We are still in shock over what happened in CHRISTCHURCH : please continue to PRAY for New Zealand !

                  When PEACE like a RIVER attendeth my Way .... !
                  Love the POEM your Peace is a Great Blessing to US
                  Blessings with Love for YOU & JOYCE
                  ANGELA 🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡

                  • Goldfinch60

                    Thank you Angela, New Zealand is in my prayers.

                  • Laura🌻


                    A wonderful piece of writing! Peace and serenity is threaded throughout! I truly enjoyed this read!

                    Love to Joyce and to you!


                    • Goldfinch60

                      Thank you Laura, your words are always appreciated.

                      • Laura🌻

                        You’re very welcome !

                      • Christina8

                        A wonderful calming write Andy. Lovely!

                        • Goldfinch60

                          Thank you Christina, most kind.

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