Harmony’s Distant Shore

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From creation’s seed

Everything begins

Breathing to succeed

Swimming without fins


Morning sunrise greets

Another new day

Counting each receipt

Smelling fresh bouquets


River’s constant flow

Life’s boldest highway

Playing sweet banjo

Sketching without gray


Life’s destination

Over one more ridge

Bringing elation

Crossing final bridge


Harmony sings out

Verses sharing more

Changing today’s route

Reaching distant shore


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From creation’s headwaters

River’s energy never rests

Hearing mountainous echoes

Ready for nature’s big test


Faithful as morning’s sunrise

River’s journey covers distance

Navigating every mile

Ready to lead with persistence


Nature salutes steady flow

River’s majesty looks ahead

Following distant landmarks

Ready to search for beachhead


Goal set by master’s vision

River’s eyes searching oceans blue

Wrapping up eternal trip

Ready for its rendezvous


Mission now accomplished

River’s destiny all complete

Blessing past, present, and future

Ready with lasting heartbeat

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Destiny Calling

Mighty Yellowstone

Accepting her role

Endless, flowing river

Onward journey, its goal


Creation’s design

Starting near Yount Peak

In and out of mountains

Deepest canyon she seeks


Marked with persistence

Tumbling over falls

Upper, Lower, Tower

Energy never stalls


Currents running free

Leaving her alone

Man forsakes building dams

Nature’s free-flowing zone


Destiny calling

Joining up as one

Big Muddy’s faithful mate

Yellowstone’s cherished run


During its 692 mile journey, the Yellowstone River journeys from the depths of Wyoming’s Absaroka Mountains and Yellowstone National Park into Montana.  Upon merging with the Missouri River just across the North Dakota border, these two mighty rivers become one.  The confluence is located near Ft. Buford and Ft. Union historic sites.