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(18 October 1964)

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Y.... River meets desert

A young river,
So strong
Nothing could stop it
Nothing went wrong

Big rocks in its way
No problem at all
It went over them
Around them if tall

But then it met the desert
Water sank deep into sand
Huge problem for the river
It looked like its life was to end

Desperately
It turned to our God
'Please, God help me
To get away from or over this spot'

A voice from above said
'Look at the wind in the sky
It crosses the desert so easily
So just stop to cry! '

'But I am not wind, I am water
How can I cross
Please help me
I am at a loss'

'Did you forget dear river, '
Said the voice from above
'Long time before you were a river
The wind carried you with love'

The river let its water evaporate
Allowed the wind to carry it once more
In its loving arms,
wind held the river as before

Across the desert they went
A lot of water in a big large cloud
And at the other side
The wind let it rain out

There the river again became strong
Even better and stronger than before
With much vigor it ran
For everyone to adore

Dear young men and women alike
If you meet with the desert or anything wrong
Remember who carried you
Before you became a river so strong


By: Aufie Zophy



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Submitted: Friday, June 01, 2012
Edited: Thursday, April 11, 2013


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Poet's Notes about The Poem

Quite some time ago, I read the story of the river and the desert in a book. I cannot remember which one. But I like the story so much, that I wanted to share it in this poetic form.

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  • Waseem A Malla (12/22/2012 12:28:00 AM)

    one word - excellent..10+++++

    6 person liked.
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  • Ankit Mittal (8/5/2012 7:01:00 AM)

    incredible... magnificent... beautiful... inspirational.... great poem... (may i invite u to read my poems and let me know what u think of them... it would be an honor...)

  • Valsa George (6/24/2012 11:15:00 PM)

    A profound message conveyed with the ease of a story.... so enlightening... so soothing! ! A great poem! !

  • Vipins Puthooran (6/20/2012 3:48:00 PM)

    magnanimous! ! ! ! ! ! !
    What a powerful message this poem carries out!
    ''Believe in the power and love of God for He who looked after you in the past and will carry you again''.....

    Here my heart gets relief after reading this wonderful poem! ! ! ! ! !

    May God bless you brother! ! ! !

  • Spiritual Seeker (6/19/2012 12:17:00 PM)

    A touch of sufism...great poem! a great 10

  • Heather Wilson (6/2/2012 12:29:00 PM)

    So heartfelt, a very interesting write, done so well.

  • Valerie Dohren (6/1/2012 3:35:00 PM)

    A great poem, very well written and inspired write.

  • Unwritten Soul (6/1/2012 10:52:00 AM)

    Such a beautiful, moving and inspirational...i am totally love this poem...soothe my soul and my heart feel the comfort as well..Great one Hans! _Unwritten Soul

  • Joseph Poewhit (6/1/2012 9:37:00 AM)

    All things are possible with God

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