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Sweet Rivers of Home
by Sheri C. Uy

Friday, February 25, 2011
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A simple tribute to my peaceful and beautiful hometown, Cateel. A tiny town overlooking the Pacific Ocean, propped above sea level by solid natural mountains, on the eastern coast of Southern Philippines. Estimated population: 10 thousand




 

 

 

 

 

Sweet Rivers of Home

A happy childhood spent on a once sleepy town
The moonlight stood witness
As we play endlessly
Sounds of laughter so carefree
And joyful screams
Like ice tinkling in a glass of wine
Remembering fills my heart with gladness
Beautiful memories of happiness and heartaches
Of unspeakable pain of loss
And the joyous celebration of triumph
Each time I set foot on your fertile grounds
It never fails to evoke a feeling of contentment

Within my soul
The sweetness of the summer breeze
Carrying a lilting melody in the air
As if trying to wake
A song long hidden in my heart
And find its lyrics
Along the gentle rapids of a cascading waterfall
Leaving a trail of pristine foam
Glittering under the starlit skies
Rustling through the scent of wildflowers
There’s just magic everywhere!
I can hear the soft calls of a night owl
Like an out of tune violin
Rupturing the serenity of the night

Great waves smashing upon sandy shores
A legacy of the open seas below
Can be heard in the middle of my slumbers
Streets lined with bright bougainvillas
Orange, red, white and yellow gumamelas
The welcoming smiles of the townsfolk
Speak of an open hand ready to serve
With generosity and kindness
What more can I say?
All of these wonderful things and more
Can be felt and found along the sweet rivers of home.

Sweet Rivers of Home
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Reviewed by Axilea MU 8/14/2012
Luminous tribute and heartfelt poetic writing.

Axilea
Reviewed by John Domino 9/19/2011
How wonderful that you captured your hometown in a poetic song. How nice it must be to have a home to go to such as this.

Love and Blessings in Christ.

JMD
Reviewed by Richard Orey 8/27/2011
A wonderful peom, Dear Sheri, which prods me to recall to mind all my memories of old and my Sweet Rivers of Home.

Thanks for sharing with us.

Richard
Reviewed by Jon Willey 7/23/2011
Sheri, I do not know how I missed this reflective rendering my dear friend. You have related the joys and serenity of your childhood hometown with rich words. "speak of an open hand ready to serve" embraces a culture of kindness and understanding and compassion. "It never fails to evoke a feeling of contentment" tells of your deep love for childhood your home. Beautiful words of praise for a gentle time in your life. I bid you love and peace. Jon Michael
Reviewed by E. Richardson 2/25/2011
A nice tribute to your childhood and hometown, Sheri. Rich imagery that gives you that calm feeling of being home...
Reviewed by Andrew Grover 2/25/2011
Wonderful reflection of one's childhood and the poet's pride in her beautiful hometown. Blessings to you, my friend.

Yours,
AJ
Reviewed by TONY NERONE 2/25/2011
A reflection of happy memories put to paper. Very well done.
Namaste
Tony
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 2/25/2011
And joyful screams
Like ice tinkling in a glass of wine

I love this simile, Sheri; and the whole poem is such a sweet sharing of memories of a lovely place. Thank you. Love and best wishes to you,

Regis
Reviewed by John Bidwell 2/25/2011
This is so beautiful- I love all the fond memories it led me to feel.
Thanks for sharing.

John
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 2/25/2011
Dear Sheri, My, this is stunning, brings a tear as I can so feel how this flows in your heart and veins, a part of you! So glad you shared this gem of home sweet home~
Love and Hugs,
Chrissie
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader) 2/25/2011
Very nice indeed..enjoyed very much...stay safe and well..Hugss
Reviewed by Liana Margiva 2/25/2011
EXCELLENT!!!!!!!!!!! VERY BEAUTIFUL POEM!!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by Regino Gonzales, Jr. 2/25/2011
"All of these wonderful things and more
Can be felt and found along the sweet rivers of home"

Beautiful! We always turn to the gentle rivers of Home to invigorate our soul. I will be reading this very often. Thank you!

Sincerely,

Regino
Reviewed by Felix Perry 2/25/2011
You captured the idylic place of your childhood and shared it generously with us. Very nicely done Sheri.
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