The Price (poem)

The drifting dew which welcomed her to night

The echoes where her heart once use to be

The song how could this have happened to me

All cast their veils on Joys she had in sight


Now sorrow’s ears does keep her company

Sheer emptiness draws shadows to her light

While silent scents from past now mark her plight

She waits for promised mercy to be free


Why did he leave me comes her painful cry

As cold confusion takes her to abyss

Of shattered hopes and lies of yesterday


Then gentle sleep which fate had happened by

Did claim her with the sweetness of its kiss

The price she paid for dream that’s on its way

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Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

Ah, it is painful when someone leaves us, whether or not a lover, but those we love. Thanks for the sweet lullaby, as it is time for sleep.

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Good night and sweet dreams. God bless. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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lrc7815 3 years ago from Central Virginia

Another sad beauty MH but the ending left me with more questions than answers. That too, is an artist's touch. You are such an artist.

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DDE 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

It hurts when you lose someone so dear to you and you did this one so well.

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bravewarrior 3 years ago from Central Florida

Sadness is an emotion that sparks poetic words and you've done a great job again, Martin.

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Joanne M Olivieri 3 years ago

Some of the best poetry comes from pain and loss. Very well done and expressed.

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breakfastpop 3 years ago

Love hurts sometimes....

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kj force 3 years ago from Florida

Mhatter99..yes tis' sad.. when we are " dooped " and are left to pick up the pieces..we blame ourselves for believing in another, when we were in fact vunerable..I got the message her " trust in loving " went awry because of a guy, who didn't care..and now she feels the pain..perhaps a sleep will do good, as she might imagine it was just a dream....loved the the way " LOVE " should not hurt....

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aviannovice 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

You know, it's funny, I rarely recall my dreams.

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lilyfly 3 years ago from Wasilla, Alaska

Sweet, still rhyming.. love yaz, lily

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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

Beautiful! Another sad one...

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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Soothingly sad.

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Darknlovely3436 3 years ago from NewYork

Sad and sweet at the same time, great capture

the words are soothingly sad indeed love your videos choices for this theme....


one love annie..

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thost 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

Well done Martin, will vote up.

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Vinaya Ghimire 3 years ago from Nepal


you are a prolific poet. However, all of your compositions are fresh.

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