The Bridge (poem)

There on a bridge

Over a river

Bound for eternity


I paused to look at a reflection

Is that really me on the wave

With the sun of the day behind me


How different I appear

In the mirror of nature

Reflecting back the truth of it


As if I didn’t see

As if I didn’t feel

As if I didn’t know


All the things behind me in some past

All that waited for me up ahead

All which now stares down at a reflection


Feelings for the ones I love

Feelings for the world I live in

Feelings that I carry deep inside


Asking me if I know

Yet you’re right

I don’t


How different I appear

As I’m held within this moment

Crossing to another side


Then the reflection was gone

For there I too had gone

And only the bridge knew the truth of it

More by this Author

Comments 7 comments

Faith Reaper profile image

Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

Wow, MH, superb!

Up and more, pinning and tweeting and sharing

God bless,

Faith Reaper

billybuc profile image

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. :)

AudreyHowitt profile image

AudreyHowitt 2 years ago from California

Really beautiful Martin!

jhamann profile image

jhamann 2 years ago from Reno NV

So well done! Congratulations. jamie

The Stages Of ME profile image

The Stages Of ME 2 years ago

Love this, well done :)

vkwok profile image

vkwok 2 years ago from Hawaii

Amazing, Martin!

Gypsy Rose Lee profile image

Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Just lovely. Enjoyed.

    Sign in or sign up and post using a HubPages Network account.

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No HTML is allowed in comments, but URLs will be hyperlinked. Comments are not for promoting your articles or other sites.

    Click to Rate This Article