River of Delight

© 2022 J Oscar Bittinger

You and I are
Drifting nearer
After traveling far and wide
Stars and fireflies
Light the path
To the River of Delight

Dark stream, mysterious
Does not frighten us
On a raft that lulls and lifts
Floating on a kiss
The course is clear tonight
Down the River of Delight

Can’t stand against the river’s flow
Push off the shores of daily woe
Where the midnight currents go
We go…..

A dawn chorus sings
Waking hearts take wing
Dreams drift away on morning tides
The new day has arrived
But we can return tonight
To the River of Delight