And So There I Was (poem)

The person I once was



The things I was taught in school



All which society tried to cram down my throat



All the things which held me back

From achieving the individual which couldn’t really be



And so I blossomed

In a garden of dreamers

Fearing nothing but words

Which seemed to grow abundantly


And so here I was

A riddle which couldn’t be true

Maybe there are fairies

Maybe there are things we don’t understand

And don’t have to


And there I stood

A beacon for hearts afraid to sing

An ear who knew how to listen

A guide to an individual lost long ago


Do you know

That star across the ocean

That’s me


But when the curtain came down on the show

The bright lights gave way to the moment

Alone in his dressing room

A star learned the price of his glow


All we were taught

All society crammed down our throat

All which held us together

Had died

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rcorcutt 3 years ago

I like it. Nice HUB.

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Jodah 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

Love the poem. Well done.

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DDE 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

And So There I Was a lovely poem and so heartfelt sometimes I that too

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bravewarrior 3 years ago from Central Florida

Wow. This is a little different for you, Martin. I love the message!

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skellie 3 years ago from Adelaide

Very touching! I really enjoyed reading this. Great work :)

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FlourishAnyway 3 years ago from USA

What a soul-searching, honest, emotional poem. I absolutely love it. We are all souls in transition, only for some the transition is quicker, not their idea, more painful, and ultimately more transformative. The biggest transition for me has been my disability. MS has changed who I was, and ultimately I hope I have become a better person because of it. Voting up+++, and sharing. Fantastic poem.

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Tuatha 3 years ago from Fayetteville, NC

Words close to the heart. Thanks Martin!

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BlossomSB 3 years ago from Victoria, Australia

You are a star in the way that you write your poetry. So sensitive and expressive, Martin.

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Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

Superb write dear Mh. I was not up late to read this, but I am here now! I understand the powerful message here.

Up and more and sharing

Hugs, Faith Reaper

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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Loved this. Life can be but an illusion.

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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

Wonderful as always Martin.


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DJ Anderson 3 years ago

I can relate to your message.

The show is over, the curtain has come down.

Your poem is beautifully written.


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aviannovice 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

Individuality is an important thing.

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