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Funnel: A River Adventure

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Water funneled the kayak

down the river bend

chilling for a moment

thrilling till the end

 

Emotions are high

as the river rages

the journey is fast

as my body engages

 

A bend is coming

there is a loud shrill

is the noise a sound of danger

or an exhilarating thrill

 

Crossing a water bridge

seeing the mountain tops

am part of the natural beauty

don’t want the feeling to stop

 

Time to take a break

coasting through a lull 

communing with nature

the journey is never dull

 

Adventure is done

feeling more alive

my soul is nourished

feeling blessed inside

 

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A River in Motion

waterfall structure

The river expresses itself

in many different ways

through the valleys

on any given day

 

At the mouth

so tender and wide

there is calm here

with wildlife by its side

 

Going down further

the land begins to narrow

slow soft rapids

having small stones to swallow

 

Stretching further 

into the land

water falling down 

sounding like a band

 

Stretching through the seasons

ice has begun to form

beautiful sculptures

remaining till it is warm

 

Water expresses itself

with a sense of emotion

happiness and anger

depending on the motion

 

A part of nature

so beautiful to behold

rejoicing in life

precious now as in days of old

 

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Emotion in Water

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The river is raging

beauty that can’t be tamed

 emotion flowing continuously

defying to be named

 

What is the driving force

that causes it to rage

is it happiness or anger

difficult to gauge

 

Wandering down the banks

being drawn into the story

listening to the river talk

of its days of glory

 

Life began 

calm as can be

there was beauty around

for all to see

 

Then came strife

trees began to fall

building but no preservation

was the common call

 

Not to be deterred

the river raged on

building up power

till the strife was gone

 

Now things are peaceful

along the river bend

continuous passion for living

until the end

 

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Waterfall Enamored with Structure

waterfall structure

 

Water coming down the falls

creating unique structures along the way

such beauty and power

creating new pictures each day

 

What a wonderful form of energy

so unique and alive

lifting up our spirits

essential for us to survive

 

Beautiful crevices

carved across time and space

new life emerges

as the water increases its pace

 

Each drop sparkles

as the structure changes

creating a new palette of colors

as light reflects the exchanges

 

We are enamored

with this reflection of life

there is great beauty and power

among the waterfall’s strife

 

Peace returns

at the end of the fall

the new structure is complete

part of nature’s awe

 

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Summer River Day

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Morning sun rises

above the mountain top

opportunities for adventure

no time to stop

 

Time to be dormant

on a winter day

it’s summer now

time to play

 

A new adventure

by the river edge

there is a rope 

swinging over the ledge

 

Splashing in the water

laughter all around

the rope swings continuously

jumping without bounds

 

On to the canoe

down the river rapids

such a thrill

never a habit

 

The day continues

picnic in the sun

eating wonderful food

this day is fun

 

The sun is setting

time to be sleeping again

filled with dreams

till the next adventure begins

 

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A Gate Meditation

Grand Canyon Survive

Hole in a canyon

gate to another time

the planet is living

the sun continues to shine

 

On this beautiful morning

meditation listening to sound

the gate is calling

birds singing in the round

 

The gate tells of a story

from long ago

the river was raging

carving as it goes

 

Things being created

God has a plan

sounds of life

from the river and land

 

It is peaceful now

gate continuing the story

calm changes in nature

no need to worry

 

Meditation is over

time to return to life’s gate

my soul is nourished

a story to relate

 

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Water Down the Falls

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Water bumbled

as it came down the falls

powerful and rushing

a wonder for all

 

River repeats this pattern

each and every day

mirroring life

in nature’s way

 

Our lives float along

serene and smooth

not much happening

not causing us to move

 

A sudden event

tragic or fun

causes us to fall

do we cry or run

 

The adventure carries us

bumbling down the fall

into the stream

to catch us all

 

Opportunities in life

good or bad

filled with adventure

happy or sad

 

The choice is ours

to make

living life fully

which road will you take

 

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The Savage Wilderness

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The savage wilderness

on this spring day

cold and wild

as we make our way

 

Snow is melting

plants awake again

beautiful colors emerging

animals exit their den

 

An inhospitable environment

speaks of wonder anew

life begins to thrive

on the spring’s dew

 

The river ice is melting

turning the water blue

canoeing across

creating a path anew

 

Wonder for all to see

as the seasons change

a living planet’s beauty

within our eyes range

 

God provides for us

in this savage land

meeting all our needs

on a planet so grand

 

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Riding the River Rapids

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Adventure in the river

tethered to my canoe

riding through the rapids

not thinking it through

 

It is so much fun

riding down the river run

till I turn over

that was not fun

 

I am alright

trying again

riding the rapids

 let the thrill begin

 

The adventure continues

the water is cool

paddling really fast

am I a fool

 

The river slows down

taking a break

paddle slower now

relaxation to partake

 

One last ride

in this canoe to play

riding the rapids

last adventure for the day

 

The sun is setting

the day is at an end

more adventures to come

as a new day begins

 

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Tethered Through Life

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Tethered through life

happy as can be

married in union

love for you and me

 

Loving nature

sleeping under the stars

God has provided grace

we have come so far

 

The sun rises

billowing clouds in the sky

colors in the mountains

beauty for the eye

 

We meditate

on this beautiful day

counting our blessings

observing nature’s way

 

Our souls are nourished

adventure is new

enjoying our time together

in nature with a view

 

The light shines bright

our journey continues

experiencing life together

in each season’s venue

 

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