So Certain (poem)

So certain of the things he didn’t see

Floating in the vast clouds

Of things he had learned

Of things he was taught

Of feelings

Of dreams

Of things which might be


So certain of it all

This leader of men

No fear held him back

Confidence blooming

Over streets once dark

As once strangers rushed to his name


So certain was he

Of the meaning of the day

The purpose behind life

The footsteps of people

Which he touched with his ear

Resounding something they had misplaced

An island of hope


Why shouldn’t he be

Taking the glory of so many dreams found

Restoring songs forgotten

Father of smiles

Reason for doing

I want to be something like him


So certain

He forgot

He was human

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annart 3 years ago from SW England

Lots to think about here; a gentle yet thought-provoking poem.

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DDE 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Thinking is good for the mind and oneself.

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suzettenaples 3 years ago from Taos, NM

A very thought provoking poem, Martin. Well said, well written and well done. I enjoyed reading this!

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billybuc 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

Well done, Martin!

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bravewarrior 3 years ago from Central Florida

This one really makes you think, especially at the end!

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Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

Truly deep thoughts, for God is no a respecter of men. When we place men on a pedestal or ourselves, we are disappointed as far as other men/women, and then, as for ourselves, we will be humbled.

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Blessings, Faith Reaper

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FlourishAnyway 3 years ago from USA

I've been among people as confident as this. It can be alluring, but they do forget they are human, too. Powerful poem.

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vkwok 3 years ago from Hawaii

Moving words that get you thinking. Amazing, Martin.

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