Lonely Footsteps In The Streets (poem)

When morning came to grant the day its glow

And life began to put on one more show

As once again the people come and go

An silent unknown mystery repeats

His were the lonely footsteps in the streets


It looked a lot like any other day

Where everything just came and went its way

Some cause for Joy and tears for some dismay

Yet no one sees or feels the coursing beats

His were the lonely footsteps in the streets


For some were tasks and labors to be done

While other basked in glories of the sun

Another moment set for everyone

When all that lays before them time completes

His were the lonely footsteps in the streets


But when some corner hears a needy cry

Or cause which needs a hand it can rely

A hope a care a heart to get it by

This wonder of a timeless soul unseats

His were the lonely footsteps in the streets

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Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

Aw, for some reason I am reminded of those homeless on those lonely streets. I was expecting to see a lonely street image : ) Interesting video!

Up and more and sharing

Hugs, Faith Reaper

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DJ Anderson 3 years ago

Martin, I really like the flow of this poem and the mystery it conveys.

But, I am uncertain as to the identity of the 'timeless soul' of the lonely footsteps. His fate seems to be eternal. Is it a curse or is it a blessing?

Your grateful, but confused friend,


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bravewarrior 3 years ago from Central Florida

I received much the same as DJ. At one point I imagined the one with lonely footsteps to come forth and help others. But the ending has me confused.

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wayne barrett 3 years ago from Clearwater Florida

Very nice, Martin.

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PoeticPhilosophy 3 years ago from Canada

That was an amazing poem Mhatter.

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Crystal Tatum 3 years ago from Georgia

Beautiful - one of your best I think.

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DDE 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Great poetry from you hope your doing well?

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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

What a wonderful poem Martin; certainly shows your talent at its best. Thank you for sharing and enjoy your day.


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aviannovice 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

The life of a giving soul can be lonely in more ways than one...

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vkwok 3 years ago from Hawaii

Beautiful work, martin.

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BlossomSB 3 years ago from Victoria, Australia

Lovely poem and the repetition adds to the mystery.

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Anna Haven 3 years ago from Scotland

Thought provoking and nicely done.

I thought it was about God.

You have left us all guessing... :)

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