Sitting By the River

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

Sitting on the bank of the Rio Grande, watching the day go by. Serene and tranquil, a picture of contentment framed by the bright blue sky above and trees and shrubs along its bank, their roots drinking from the river’s edge.

SITTING BY THE RIVER

By Al Garcia

Sitting on the bank of the Rio Grande, watching the day go by.  Serene and tranquil, a picture of contentment framed by the bright blue sky above and trees and shrubs along its bank, their roots drinking from the river’s edge. 

The winds of change begin to blow the branches of the Mesquite tree that shades me from the sweltering rays of the summer sun. 

To imagine nature’s vista before me hidden by a man-made wall or barricade dismays me and betrays me. 

As history has so blatantly exposed, the walls that man builds to separate and to divide eventually come tumbling down. 

For man cannot be bound by artificial walls and barriers to keep each one apart.  For it is the role of man to grow and share and thrive, and to sit upon the river’s bank and see the natural vista as it was meant to be.  Unfettered.  Unchained.  Open and free.


Submitted: June 05, 2021

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