Reach Out For The Sun (poem)

Reach out for the sun

The promise of morning

The richness of day


Those things of some past

Float off in their dreams

They beckon us in

With familiar warm arms

To share their fate


While shadows in the street

Await some sign of light

Forgotten in a mirror

Covered with gallant words

Which no one can eat


Crying reminders

Which scars a bleeding heart

With promise and hope

Of deeds left undone

By something lost in sand


And so it unfolds

The weight of the undone

Those aging wish I woulds

When all the time it’s calling

Reach out for the sun

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janshares 3 years ago from Washington, DC

A powerful message of painfully moving forward. So difficult. Well done from the heart. Voted up and beautiful.

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Kathryn Stratford 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

Excatly, what Jan said! I had to read this through twice, because it grabbed me.

~ Kathryn

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Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

Very moving and powerful as commented above.

Hugs, Faith Reaper

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bravewarrior 3 years ago from Central Florida

Sometimes life's opportunties are right in front of our face. We just need to be willing to see and reach for it. Nice message, Martin,.

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DJ Anderson 3 years ago

It begs the question; If we could do it all over again, would we?

Nice work, Martin.


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ladydeonne 3 years ago from Florence, SC

As we grow older we often look back. We often say, "I wish I had of..."

You are tellin us to keep moving forward and to reach for the sun. I like your message. Voted up, beautiful and shared,

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kashmir56 3 years ago from Massachusetts

You have penned another gem my friend !

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BlossomSB 3 years ago from Victoria, Australia

It reminds me of the prayers for forgiveness for the sins of omission as well as commission. Perhaps we can catch up and do a few of those things that we should have done and didn't. A thoughtful poem.

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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

Beautiful..I love the sun....

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epigramman 3 years ago

Damn , man, you are a fookin' legend and this is a title to die for and the words which followed made me shit my pants in respect of words I wish I could write, duh!!!!! lol

I need to post this on FB and show them how it's done.

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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Wonderful sentiments. Loved this and passing it on.

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aviannovice 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

It is necessary to keep on forging ahead, no matter what.

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vkwok 3 years ago from Hawaii


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