Juncture of the River

03 Sep


Juncture of the River…

Memories are like rivers flowing through

The landscapes of our minds, liquid

Thoughts waiting for the right moment to

Trickle into tiny brooks and flow back into our

Sight. One by one, we pluck them from the

Pools of recollection that form at rivers edge.

Each juncture, a story finds life and reveals

The lost memory to us, fresh and sometimes

Changing as some things forgotten returns.

The colors may become more vivid and the

Happiness or sadness, more or less intense.

Tales of yesteryear pass through our minds,

Hearts and souls keeping our past alive.

Renewing our hopes, reminding us of our

Forgotten dreams. Renewing our sense of

Being a part of something great and lasting.

Then there is silence, the rushing waters of

Memories are stilled, the sun rises and sets

As days, go by, some more quickly than others do.

We turn down a road; look up at the sky,

Watch the landscape change, become

Recognizable, our hearts leap, our souls have

A smile and we are once again gliding down

The river of our memories into the wonders

Of our always conscience minds.





Posted by on September 3, 2015 in Poetry


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10 responses to “Juncture of the River

  1. simon yorke

    September 3, 2015 at 8:25 pm

    Very nice Elizabeth, it deals with memories very well, the flux between the past and present moment, I really like the idea of the river, funny, I have just used the same idea in a piece I have just written !


    • elizabeth ann johnson-murphree

      September 3, 2015 at 8:53 pm

      I believe it, as writers we are all word junkies; is your piece on your site yet, let me know when. Thank you for the kind comment. Have a great day. E


  2. sedge808

    September 4, 2015 at 3:54 am


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  3. milliethom

    September 5, 2015 at 7:24 pm

    So many wonderful lines in this, Elizabeth. I really like the idea of “liquid thoughts, waiting for the right moment to trickle into tiny brooks…” I also love the phrase, “…we are once again gliding down the river of our memories.” Beautiful. Memories are so important, as I’ve realised as I’ve got older.


  4. Juss Ask Me

    September 6, 2015 at 1:39 am



  5. Stories and Poems

    September 6, 2015 at 5:44 pm

    Very moving. Beautifully structured.

    Liked by 1 person

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