Moon River is such an old song,
Where love was strong; it made me shiver,
But, those times are truly, long gone,
Feelings linger, skipping the blither.
Life was better round the bend,
Oh, how the song’s message would croon,
No thought that I should quit or suspend,
The evening light from golden moon.
Water has a steady life flow,
Its rapids give a robust run,
The bottom eddy makes success glow,
Yielding beauty I shall not shun.
Time will transfer all that’s past,
With the sound always refreshing,
The date’s twinkling is naught to last,
A small seed from the threshing.
The journey is but a good float,
‘Tho each person has their own boat.
Francis Conlon is a retired and recovering teacher. For the past 20 years, he has worked as a seasonal river ranger and boat inspector at Yampa River State Park in northwest Colorado. He has published in the local Valley Voice and in Westward Quarterly. He currently lives in Salt Lake City, Utah.