The Pillow (poem)

Was this the pillow which once held her head

Her gateway to dreams of another day

Her comfort in Joy and tears which she shed

Was this the friend which wouldn’t run away


What care did she spread which kept you so new

Her journey through time has kept you the same

Her heartfelt concerns held hopes which you drew

What did she impart which age couldn’t claim


Wish of her mornings as new light arrives

Her very first prayer was heard by your side

Her faith in tomorrow softness revives

Wish yet again some shadow replied


Was this the pillow of her mystery

Her dreams and whispers please share them with me

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Genna East 3 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

This is superbly beautiful, Martin. It has kind of bittersweet sadness. Voted Up +++. :-)

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DDE 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Awesome writing here and so perfectly thought of.

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Cantuhearmescream 3 years ago from New York

This is beautiful, I love it and now, my heart beats smoother.

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Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

Beautifully sad and striking with the imagery and music.

Voted up+++ and sharing

Blessings, Faith Reaper

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bravewarrior 3 years ago from Central Florida

Very touching Martin. I imagine a little girl in sweet slumber upon the pillow dreaming dreams of little girl wishes. Awesome, poem!

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DJ Anderson 3 years ago

Good morning, Martin.

Was so glad to see that you had a new write upon your page.

Your adoring fans will gratefully enjoy the masterful skills of

only one write from the MHatter, a day. It was you who set the quota at three, and promptly spoiled us.

I read "The Pillow" much differently that the others who left

comments. Genna was the only other to refer to its ending as

'bittersweet'. "Wish yet again some shadow replied", puts an entirely different twist to this mysterious piece of work.

Obscure lines leave us with aroused curiosities.

You do love to leave us in a state of quandary, don't you, my friend.

Great piece of work!


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

This is truly beautiful Martin; your talent seems to be reaching further these days so keep them coming.

Voted up and shared.


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

Another beautiful poem. A pillow can bring sweet/bitter memories..Loved it Martin....

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BlossomSB 3 years ago from Victoria, Australia

A lovely poem and very evocative. Enjoyed the thoughts and ideas.

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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and beautiful. Lots of special dreams stay with us for a long time.

ocfireflies 3 years ago

Just beautiful! Excellent use of metaphor. Voted Up/Beautiful!



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vkwok 3 years ago from Hawaii

This is a really nice poem.

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teaches12345 3 years ago

I absolutely love this poem. What beautiful thoughts about the dreams and hopes of a person. I often wonder what my hubby dreams and ponders on his pillow at night. Voted way up!

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aviannovice 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

Memories are such important things in our lives, Martin. Many times, they keep us continuing on.

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