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Shadows on the River

Shadows on the River by John Evans


Shadows on the river,
Pass before my eyes,
Like visions of tomorrow,
Few men realize.

Shadows on the river,
Drift on slowly by,
Like the words of an old man,
As the day begins to die.

Shadows on the river,
Recede into the haze,
Like captions on a billboard,
Trapped in some urban maze.

Shadows on the river,
Sink into my brain,
Like verses from a torn book,
I read to ease my pain.

John Evans

John Evans is an avid student of Medieval Literature and the writings of J.R.R Tolkien. He is a member of Doctor Cory Olsen’s Silmarillion Seminar and has been a proud supporter of Legendarium and the Mythgard institute. Along with these interests, he is the founder of the folk rock band Wrecked Haven, an amateur political theorist, and life-long writer of prose and poetry.

About reuben

Steve, also known as “Rifflo”, is a University MBA Administrator in Ontario Canada where he lives with his wife, Lisa and two young daughters, Alexa and Ava. Steve has an extensive background in corporate sales. Steve also worked for ISAF: International Security Assistance Force and the Canadian Military as a recruiter in Human Resources for the operations in Bosnia and Afghanistan. When not immersed in Tolkien works,sci-fi, and film, you can find him training in Muay Thai, and Italian rapier.

One comment

  1. Really enjoyed this piece, love the imagery, and the simplicity of the text. Yet there is depth to it. You seem to enjoy your writing, the emotion that you are trying to convey comes clear. Please keep it up, your work is appreciated.