READERS’ POETRY: From the Bury Free Press of Friday, September 26

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This week’s poem. called The River, is by Barbara Wardropper.

The River is calling, can’t you see

It really is calling out for me

I am never lonely when I am there

It touches my heart there is no despair.

The water glistens it’s calling me in

Sometimes I fish right up to my chin

The water glistens it reflects on my face

I really need this extra space.

My life is no longer empty you see

There will always be the river and me

I cast my fly, it’s very blue

The colours of the sky reflect in you.

What am I thinking looking down

Do I possibly see a frown.

No frown for me it’s a happy place

Such a place of contentment and to have this space.

It draws you in, can’t you see How much I have of the river in me?

Such a place of solitude a place to care

You must respect the river when you are there.

Without the river what would I be?

I would lose my reflection I would lose my mind

Nothing can happen of this kind.

So river run deep river run wide always be at my side.

Draw me in, without you I am lost

You are my breath my reflection at no cost.

The rest of my life I hope it will be always, always the River and me.

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