A Prisoner (poem)

I’m lost so lost a prisoner am I

Delighting in the realms that hold me in

Just waiting for a moment to begin

And kiss the things I thought I knew goodbye


Aware somewhere there rests a hidden key

To every treasure locked up in my mind

The timeless pleasure only lovers find

Beyond a heaven’s star-swept melody


I see a sea of darkness and despair

A doubtful past which yearns to breath the light

Two arms to trust amid the cold bleak night

To care to share to bear I see it there


Profound I found her stare held prison’s prize

A passage that laid hidden in her eyes

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rcrumple 4 years ago from Kentucky

The quest for love has many roads. Where it's found lies in what's desired.

Great Job!

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Curiad 4 years ago from Lake Charles, LA.

Beautiful music, words that describe the danger that lay within.

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Midnight Lights 4 years ago from USA

Sad. I can relate to this stanza.. as so many I speak to can as well. "I see a sea of darkness and despair

A doubtful past which yearns to breath the light

Two arms to trust amid the cold bleak night

To care to share to bear I see it there".

I wish what rcrumple said was true, but it takes 2 to desire... and sometimes, if not most times? it's only 1 that does. Nice poem.

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josh3418 4 years ago from Pennsylvania


Sad truth but very powerful delivery! Mhatter99, you are an awesome inspirational poet!

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shara63 4 years ago from Delhi

Lovely speaking eyes & the poetry !

...your poem reminded me of 'The Rover'...a beautiful Ballad by 'Sir Walter Scott'...that was in my High School curriculum...and its the charm of his poem, I still remember that....Thankyou M hatter!

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Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

Beautiful! In His Love, Faith Reaper

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Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

The truth in the words of a poem.

Beautiful, sad, and amazing.

Voted up.

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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

I agree with Josh, you are so gifted, eventhough, perhaps, you have poor eyesight, you see the beauty in words..Cheers

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aviannovice 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

This is truly a lovely piece with a lot of deep meaning. Excellent!

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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

We never know where love my lead us. Voted up.

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Janhorner 4 years ago

Your poetry is simply brilliant! I digest very single word. Lovely music, and image is hauntingly beautiful.

Keep writing them!


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Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

Mhatter.. I am in love with this beautiful poem and music.. You outdid yourself my friend.. you amaze me..

She sees beauty in his soul

she feels the purity of the fallen rain

with honeysuckles and daffofils

feeling the breeze

of the kiss of the dew

of lips from you!


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Patty Kenyon 4 years ago from Ledyard, Connecticut

Beautifully Written!!! Awesome Job!!!

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ImKarn23 4 years ago

loving your word play..

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Ann1Az2 4 years ago from Orange, Texas

Men always love mysterious women, don't they - romantic and voted up!

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old albion 4 years ago from Lancashire. England.

Beautiful. An absolute delight. Wonderful.

Voted up and all. Following Sharing.


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Jesshubpages 4 years ago

I honestly re read it again to get grasp of those deep meanings within. It's beautiful!

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