Sleeping Stranger (poem)

Who is this stranger sleeping in her heart

Where was the sun which swept her off her feet

That gallant dream which made each breath so sweet

So sad when things are left to fall apart


She searches through her mirror for a cause

But tears of brighter years forsake her view

Behold fair flower bore the winter’s dew

So sad when souls let go of all once was


Yet somewhere memories still dance and play

And arms unseen still come to hold her tight

She hears the songs which filled her with delight

She feels the warmth of that once brighter day


So sad what’s meant to last can’t carry on

The stranger woke to find that she had gone

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web923 4 years ago from Twentynine Palms, California

Excellent! What more can one say?

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aviannovice 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

A lesson is always in your poetry. That is your foresight, yes?

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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

This without a doubt is my most favorite poem from the many you write. This is truly beautiful. Thank you Martin...

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travmaj 4 years ago from australia

I agree - it is sad and melancholy and evocative also truly beautiful and very touching -

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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Beautiful, sad and romantic as well.

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Janhorner 4 years ago

You have a mix of emotions here beautifully put together. Voted up,


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eHealer 4 years ago from Las Vegas

Beautiful, and I thought the sleeping stranger was "Robert Downey Jr." LOL, love it Mhatter, your are so talented! Pinned and Booked!!!

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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida

So sad and beautiful at the same time. Love the purple satin sheets. Purple is my favorite color!

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picklesandrufus 4 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

Wow, your poem is full of different emotions, plus it is beautiful! vote way up!!

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