The Picture (poem)

Lying in the sand

Was a picture of once was

Calling to the wind

Echoes of before


There was something strangely spoken in it

As a young man picked it up

Falling to its charm

Calling to the wind

Echoes of before


In his dreams streamed scenes familiar

It was the picture come alive

Dancing with his imagination

Casting welcome wishes

Calling to the wind

Echoes of before


Searching for some meaning

He shared the picture with some friends

Who looked upon the faces there

And sadly sacrificed a tear

Calling to the wind

Echoes of before


They saw the truth scented in it

Two lovers taken from each other’s arms

His voice as he cast his fate to the sea

The picture close to his heart

Calling to the wind

Echoes of before

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W1totalk 3 years ago

Great poem. Reflection without enough time to see it to its end.

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ImKarn23 3 years ago

i see/feel a previous life's lost life...

love the structure of this poem, as well as the words!

Beautiful, M.


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DJ Anderson 3 years ago

Lost love can take forever.....

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billybuc 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

One of your best, Martin! I really loved this one.

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Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

Beautiful poem, beautiful couple! You were blessed to know and have such a love in your life.

Up and more and sharing


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My Cook Book 3 years ago from India

Good poem and thank you.

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vkwok 3 years ago from Hawaii

Thanks for another amazing poem!

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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and beautiful. Enjoyed.

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Nadine May 2 years ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Great poem and the picture was a great choice. Enjoyed

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