Distant Isle (poem)

I sit alone upon my distant isle

As sunset cast its glow across the sea

This paradise I fashioned happily

That I might find escape from passing while


There always with my lover I will be

As vast horizons blazed within a smile

And beauty there was scented by a style

A dreamer reached across a fantasy


But fate forever challenged by my dreams

Set loss on heaven storm of bitter rain

Which left me all alone amid the sand


Yet taken by the sunset’s flowing streams

I close my eyes to world of stress and strain

As on my face I feel a gentle hand

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bravewarrior 3 years ago from Central Florida

I love the ending to this poem, Martin. He's not alone after all. The music is lovely, too.

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DJ Anderson 3 years ago

You create worlds with your words.

You evoke emotions with the stroke of your hand.

You make us laugh in one style and then bring us to tears in another.

Your style is yours, alone.

No doubt, one day, your works will be studies by those wiser than me.

Tell me now, are you a wizard? A wise man? A poet from centuries past

who has come to live among us, today?

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rose-the planner 3 years ago from Toronto, Ontario-Canada

This truly is a brilliant piece of poetry! I enjoyed your video. Thank you for sharing. (Voted Up) -Rose

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Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

Yes, I agree with Rose, brilliant and moving piece of poetry. Beautiful music and video as well.

Voted up ++++ and sharing

God bless, Faith Reaper

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tobusiness 3 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

Martin, there are many different realities, this was beautiful, simply awesome!

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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

This one touched me. Thank you Martin..

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BlossomSB 3 years ago from Victoria, Australia

Lovely poem and surprise ending - you're so good at those! Wish I could emulate you.

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vkwok 3 years ago from Hawaii

I really liked the happy ending to this really nice poem.

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aviannovice 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

From dreaming about beauty, you are reawakened by the beauty in your reality...

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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Absolutely and dreamily wonderful.

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