The Note (poem)

Silently weep

This moment keep

Close to your heart

This time apart


What did it mean

This note in a dream

Which etches my longing

And toys with my soul


Silently weep

This moment keep

Close to your heart

This time apart


Haunting refrain

What visions you cast

On this empty canvas

Of another day


Silently weep

And yet again

Searching for something

Shadow of an ember

Lost in seasons’ snow


Clawing at me

This moment keep

Gnawing all once was

Close to your heart

Drawing what lay hidden

This time apart

Thawing lost feelings


Then there was peace

As I found meaning

To the note which they found

On my fateful bed


Silently weep

This moment keep

Close to your heart

This time apart

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bravewarrior 3 years ago from Central Florida

Oh, how sad! I'm not sure if the lead character died or has been forsaken by love. Either way, this is very touching.

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DDE 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Emotional and very smooth flowing

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cleaner3 3 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

great poem Martin.. solitude doth remembers all.

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tobusiness 3 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

Martin, this feels sorrowful with a sense of regret for something loss. Beautifully written and flows like a dream.

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Naomi's Banner 3 years ago from United States

A sense of sadness at the same time a memory not forgotten.

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Deborah Brooks 3 years ago from Brownsville,TX

Hey Martin I love your poem great imagery here.. many blessings my friend


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

Beautiful and so sad....

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teaches12345 3 years ago

Very touching thoughts about missing someone. It is a feeling many of us have experienced. Written well and with great imagery.

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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and awesome. This has wonderful imagery. Enjoyed.

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aviannovice 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

Memories can bind, and they can just continue for naught.

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vkwok 3 years ago from Hawaii

That was a sad but very epic poem.

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PDXKaraokeGuy 3 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

Awesome work. Up and shared. Great use of rhyme and tremendous rhythm throughout. Very well done.

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anglnwu 3 years ago

The refrain adds to the sadness. Nicely done.

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tillsontitan 3 years ago from New York

Oh dear. A suicide note perchance? Whatever the note may be the poem is beautifully done with melancholy and sadness. As with so many of your poems it would appear we can interpret it in many ways.

Voted up, awesome, and interesting.

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LaThing 3 years ago from From a World Within, USA

Beautifully written, as always, MH! Sad and very touching..... Voting up and everything.

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shanmarie 2 years ago from Texas

So sadly mysterious.

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