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Surrender (to the River)
by Anthony Hall
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The concept of surrendering is not one of giving up, or relinquishing in defeat, but is one of empowerment. Giving in or giving yourself over to passion, the force and energy of it motivates and drives to perform. Surrendering demands passionís release. Allowing it to influence all we do will enrich our life and the lives of those we interact with.

The River has its own mind

taking us places we must go

if we accept Love is the current

luscious life becomes the flow


The River asks that we surrender

but our nature is to fight

against the current that would carry

us to valleys made of light


Instead we cling to negativity

Weighed down by greed and pride

Tumbled along the rocky bottom

where we’re scarred deep down inside


Let go the weight that drowns us

in depression, hate and fear

rise once again to the calm surface

and our vision becomes clear


We see our wounds have healed

Edges smooth which once were rough

The River’s bottom cleansed our spirits

made our hearts just strong enough


The River is like a circle

without end or a beginning

When to this truth we do awaken

we can understand its meaning


For we have been born to the River

and by the River we are borne

through this life to find our passion

For with passion life is adorned


As we drink deep from the River

it strengthens as it passes through

We become part of the River

and the life it brings anew

Copyright ©2008 Anthony Hall

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