Just Around the River Bend [PhotoEssay]

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Because sometimes a Disney Princess provides a much more poetic narrative…

 

What I love most about rivers is:

You can’t step in the same river twice

The water’s always changing, always flowing

IMG_3217But people, I guess, can’t live like that

We all must pay a price

To be safe, we lose our chance of ever knowing

What’s around the river bend?

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Waiting just around the river bend…

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I look once more!

Just around the river bend

Beyond the shore –

Where the gulls fly free

Don’t know what for…

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What I dream the day might send

Just around the river bend, for me

Coming for me…

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I feel it there beyond those trees

Or right behind these waterfalls

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Can I ignore that sound of distant drumming

For a handsome sturdy husband

Who builds handsome sturdy walls

And never dreams that something might be coming

Just around the river bend?

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I look once more

Just around the river bend

Beyond the shore

Somewhere past the sea

Don’t know what for …

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Why do all my dreams extend

Just around the river bend?

Just around the river bend …

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Should I choose the smoothest course,

Steady as the beating drum?

Is all my dreaming at an end?

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Or do you still wait for me, Dream Giver…

Just around the river bend?

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“Just Around the River Bend” from Disney’s Pocahontas, by Alan Menken

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