Peace Like My River.

I walk down to My River,

It is running so fast.

The green mirror that it was

Is a deep murky brown

Where the rain has persisted

And the earth from around

Has flowed into My River.

But I know,

I know all will be better soon

And the green waters

Will flow gently once more

Bringing peace and wonder to my life.


Why cannot the world be like this,

Be like My River.

The horror of war flowing red.

Where is the peace that was there,

And surrounded by the blue,

The blue of the beautiful sky

Bringing love and joy to all.

To all in our world.

  • Author: Goldfinch60 (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: March 18th, 2022 02:12
  • Comment from author about the poem: Where is the peace in our world?
  • Category: Reflection
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  • Users favorite of this poem: L. B. Mek, Laura🌻.


  • Violet bluebell( used to be yellow rose)

    I think there is some peace .. in some places and in some peoples lives . The war is so unfair and cruel .. I can’t understand , there’s no need for it at all ((

    Good writing goldfinch .. like your mention of the river

    • Goldfinch60

      Thank you yellowrose, yes there is some peace but why isn't it everywhere.


    • orchidee

      Good write Gold.

    • L. B. Mek

      (how many great poems
      has that river inspired within you, lol)
      another brilliantly contemplative, meditation
      that poetic expression of mediation
      capturing a breath of wisdom, between
      despairing anarchy
      and a second look's, reality
      to judge
      just how bad, is our current
      I bow to your wisdom, dear poet

      • Goldfinch60

        Most kind Mek, I am so grateful for your words.


      • dusk arising

        Why indeed, that would be a world changer.

        But aside from that, I wish the inner peace which shines through your writing daily, could be found for so many of the poets here on mps. Would that everyone could find such inner peace. What need for war then?

        • Goldfinch60

          Yes d a, there seems to be a lack of inner peace on many words written but peace is always in my body and mind,


        • Laura🌻


          At the moment I can see that river’s troubled waters. Let’s hope that soon
          ‘the green waters
          Will flow gently once more’.
          I am confident that they will.

          Thank you for sharing Elaine Page’s rendition of ‘Memory’…
          one of my favorites.

          Laura 🌻

          • Goldfinch60

            Yes those green waters will flow once more and hopefully peace will flow in our world.

            Glad I found one of your favourite songs.


          • Neville

            you ask a very pertinent question .. sadly I think the simple answer is a three letter word beginning with M and ending in N .................... N

            • Goldfinch60

              So true Neville they have a great deal for which to answer.


            • Rocky Lagou

              Wow I love this river imagery. It's really good at getting the message across and the meaning is heavy but true. Peace for the world! ✨

              • Goldfinch60

                hank yu Rocky, yes peace for the world would be wonderful.


              • Fay Slimm.

                May the peace of the river flow into our chaotic world soon my friend - a beautiful read.

                • Goldfinch60

                  Thank you Fay, yes may that peace be with us soon.


                • Bella Shepard

                  So wonderful that you chose Elaine Page's exquisite performance of "Memories" to accompany this beautiful poem of yearning. You possess the ability to bring together words and music in such a powerful way. I truly love this poem!

                  • Goldfinch60

                    Your words are much appreciated Bella,


                  • Doggerel Dave

                    Just stay with the river, Andy.
                    Don't extrapolate; it doesn't work.

                    • Goldfinch60

                      My River will always be there for me Dave.


                    • Garry

                      Impressed that you are still writing a poem a day. I haven't been here for about 3 years but it seems you've been busy all that time. Excellent stuff.

                      • Goldfinch60

                        Thank you Garry, yes still writing one a day. Welcome back.


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