The River’s Song (When His Mistress Sings)

I told my lady I’d be gone for the day.

Needed a break from the noise around me.

She smiled and kissed me, had nothing to say.

Think she’s finally figured out not to hound me.

Now I walk alone on the back beaten trail,

Straight down to the James River’s shore.

Jump the tracks, right over that old rusty rail.

Just a poor man’s Magellan for sure.

The river is roaring her song in my ears.

I’d tame her if only she’d let me.

Her music is loud which is why I come here.

I come often, for fear she’ll forget me.

Though you may not hear it, her lyrics are clear,

Drowning more than we know.

The sadness and sorrow, the pain and the fear

That plagues River City below.

Upon her rocks I sit and reflect

On life, death and all in between.

I tell her of triumphs along with regrets

Tell the tales of the places I’ve seen.

‘Cause the river don’t judge.  She don’t cast a mean eye

When I dump my heart in her waves

Her song just gets louder as she patiently tries

To sing all of my troubles away.

The river is roaring her song in my ears.

I’d tame her if only she’d let me.

Her music is loud which is why I come here.

I come often, for fear she’ll forget me.

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April 28, 2010. Tags: , , , . Emotion.

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