Lost On The River

Hello dear readers, I hope you enjoy reading this meaningful and spiritually significant poem. My piece here was written during today’s deluge, and inspired, after listening to this stirring spine tingling song by Rhiannon Giddens, the music Video I’ve attached below….

Lost On The River

Rain is pouring down

Like a river from the sky

Ground is becoming drowned

I’m lost on the river

I cannot be found

A wall of water is pulling me out to sea

How will I ever reach high ground

Then a tree branch grabs me

A man’s voice yells, “Stick around”

In the blinding deluge, I cannot see

The man’s saving hand guides me

Drenched, shaking, I’m dragged aground

I feel secure with his arms around me

“Don’t worry little fella, you’re safe and sound”

I pant, and lick his face from ear to ear

I was lost on the river, hell-bound

But now he’s saved me

And beside him, this will be my town

Ivor Steven (c) June 2019

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G'day, and welcome to my blog site. My name is Ivor Steven, I live in Geelong, Australia. I'm an ex-industrial chemist, and a retired plumber, and a former Carer of my wife(Carole), for 30 years, who suffered from severe MS. I Write poetry about those personal thoughts, throughout and beyond my life as a Carer. I've been blogging for over 2 years, and writing poems for 19 years. Of course a lot of my poems are about my favourite subject Carole, but since I've been blogging my writings have become quite varied, humourous, mystical, observational, and even a few monster/horror poems.

37 thoughts on “Lost On The River”

    1. It was an emotional writing for me, I tried very hard to get the context and meaning of the poem conveyed in a simple way, that every one would understand…. I hope I achieved my goal…
      I don’t write very many spiritual stories/poem, because I believe you have to precise in what you’re trying to say,,….. ((Hugs))

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      1. The “give it a whirl” line is a line from an old Christmas movie. A little boy asks if a certain food is good and when told about it, he says, “I’ll give it a whirl”. So I use that expression a lot. ‘Cause I like to try new things or give difficult things a try! πŸ™‚

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    1. Oh Lisa, you’ve made my day….
      I worked and wrote so hard to convey the meaning of the poem……..
      To write a proper spiritual piece is no easy task, and I don’t write many for that reason, you have to be precise in what you’re trying to say….. xx

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