Read Poem: LIKE A RIVER, by Robert Tobin

“Language is like a river
Flowing from there to hear
From mouth to ear
From heart to heart
From God to word

And sometimes rivers dry up
Like coffee in a cup
And sometimes they just get tired
And lay down to sleep
Where I can’t find them
And sometimes they float away
For someone else to say and keep

I feel the flow slowing down a bit
I see some words moving away
Like pieces of an iceberg
Suddenly set free and floating off

And it’s all okay,
It really is
Because all I really need
Are two words I have not yet forgotten
And hopefully never will…

thank you.


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