The Bridge (poem)

There on a bridge

Over a river

Bound for eternity

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I paused to look at a reflection

Is that really me on the wave

With the sun of the day behind me

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How different I appear

In the mirror of nature

Reflecting back the truth of it

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As if I didn’t see

As if I didn’t feel

As if I didn’t know

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All the things behind me in some past

All that waited for me up ahead

All which now stares down at a reflection

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Feelings for the ones I love

Feelings for the world I live in

Feelings that I carry deep inside

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Asking me if I know

Yet you’re right

I don’t

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How different I appear

As I’m held within this moment

Crossing to another side

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Then the reflection was gone

For there I too had gone

And only the bridge knew the truth of it

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Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

Wow, MH, superb!

Up and more, pinning and tweeting and sharing

God bless,

Faith Reaper


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billybuc 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

Well, Martin, I'm looking down at the water and I see a reflection of me writing...and that's what I need to do right now. Excellent reflections in your reflection. :)


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AudreyHowitt 2 years ago from California

Really beautiful Martin!


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jhamann 2 years ago from Reno NV

So well done! Congratulations. jamie


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The Stages Of ME 2 years ago

Love this, well done :)


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vkwok 2 years ago from Hawaii

Amazing, Martin!


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Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Just lovely. Enjoyed.

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