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Beyond The River's Edge

Writers weep their hearts to bare
Ever giving the moments we stood
Whether imaginary or real we pour
From the very depths of our souls

In what-so-ever spirit we attached
(Where we gravitate to is the key)
There we flood our boundaries
Giving life where there was none before

Upon the sea lies the mystery
In the oceans we all now abide
Where rivers run through the islands
And hope is just beyond the river’s edge

So let the heavens take flight above
In what-so-ever direction you may go
And step beyond the river’s edge
That hope may bring you home

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As the voices guide me, within the self set boundaries, I give you all of what and who I am within these writings, written just for you.

Medically retired from the Army with a diagnosis of paranoid schizophrenia, I have travelled across the country until finally settling down in the mountains of NC. I have been seperated from my wife since 1996 and have become the best of friends ever since. I have written four books and hope to write 1/year from now on.

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  • sandra22
    sandra22almost 2 years ago

    I enjoyed every line of this wonderful poem, Jr…but these two are key to me
    “Whether imaginary or real we pour
    From the very depths of our souls”
    A lovely write
    Sandra x

  • Many thanks Sandra. I’m so glad it spoke to you so well.

    – JRGarland

  • sandra22
    sandra22almost 2 years ago

    JR …hehe

  • LOL

    – JRGarland

  • 8upchef
    8upchefalmost 2 years ago

    Awesome! Brings great visions to mind.

  • Many thanks 8upchef. Very much appreciated.

    – JRGarland

  • Stuart Mcguire
    Stuart Mcguirealmost 2 years ago

    keep listening to those voices then bud very cool

  • Many thanks Stuart.

    – JRGarland

  • Catherine Berger
    Catherine Bergeralmost 2 years ago

    Lovely – it’s the only way – head on…

  • Many thanks Catherine.

    – JRGarland

  • autumnwind
    autumnwindalmost 2 years ago

    I love who you are and treasure every word you write. Beautiful soul that you are, your sharing is always a gift to be treasured. This is not exception, just wonderful my precious friend. Thank you.
    Hugs, shar xoxoxoxoxxxoox♥

  • Many thanks my precious friend. (Blushes) That’s the most heartfelt comment I could ask for. Many, many thanks!!

    – JRGarland

  • Donna19
    Donna19almost 2 years ago

    A quiet prayer at the end my friend. Felt like an artists affirmation. Good morning.

  • What a neat way to look at it. Many thanks my precious friend.

    – JRGarland

  • shootback
    shootbackalmost 2 years ago

    Awesome writing JRG! You’re very gifted, my friend.

  • Many thanks Todd. Very much appreciated.

    – JRGarland

  • erichbiemer
    erichbiemeralmost 2 years ago

    well deserved feature JR…

  • Many thanks my friend.

    – JRGarland

  • RosaCobos
    RosaCobosalmost 2 years ago

    There is an implicit metaphor about writers and rivers….oceans and the quality of soul overpouring out of the limits of our capacity. No direction though…though rivers have it. At the end your words, your imagination returns to where it belongs, and you realize that writing means not to loose anything…and if given to have it back like the sea shore waves. Wonderful poetry….John. Rosa

  • Many thanks Rosa. I rest knowing that I can take your comments to heart. Many thanks indeed.

    – JRGarland

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