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A Life Together (part-1)

We crossed the river and back      
it took us by surprise      
the torrent’s force was calmed      
by outing all the lies      
      
We crossed the river and back      
and no expense was spared      
the nights were fully paid      
the days were not as feared      
     
We crossed the river and back      
amazed that we returned      
as all the monsters met      
became the lessons learned      
     
We crossed the river and back      
so no-one said good-bye      
the crowds stood on the bank      
and waved a simple “hi!”      
     
And that’s how life emerged      
denying talk of lack      
the inner journey home -      
we crossed the river and back.
Written by Josh (Joshua Bond)
Published | Edited 8th Mar 2024
Author's Note
A Life Together (part-2), written a year+ later, can be found here:
https://deepundergroundpoetry.com/poems/367506-a-life-together-part-2/

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