The Shell (poem)

It happened on a distant friendly shore

A moonlit wave had washed a conch aside

The sands of time a bed for shell and more

As dawn awoke the glistening of tide


And there she was to wonder at the sight

A maiden fare her beauty lost to tears

For in the twinkle hopes and dreams ignite

Of lover who went missing seems like years


He is a soldier in a distant land

But where it’s strange that no one seems to know

Was this the future that their fate had planned

Her prayers and sparkling ocean told her no


It’s then amid the sand she found the shell

She hoped to hear the sea’s familiar tune

Instead she heard a voice she knew so well

Who promised her that he will be home soon

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whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States

This was one of your best, my friend, and well done. whonu

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lovedoctor926 4 years ago

Lovely song. It just takes me away. voting up awesome!

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Anil and Honey 4 years ago from Kerala

A moon lite wave, A maiden fare....etc are so beautiful, good or lovely hub.

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Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

Wow and wow wow wow. I love this. It leaves me almost speechless. So beautiful...I love it.

Gorgeous music fitting too. Up and sharing.

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Bumpsysmum 4 years ago from Cambridgeshire

Love the poem, love Vangelis, well done sir!

Voted beautiful & up.

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aviannovice 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

Now this deserves an awesome and up. Your creativity knows no bounds.

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web923 4 years ago from Twentynine Palms, California

Flows like an ocean wave that pushes its way onto land. Well done!

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kashmir56 4 years ago from Massachusetts

The poet master strikes again with another awesome poem !

Vote up and more !!!

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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota

I love this romantic and magical poem. Very nice.

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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

I love this. How many times i have held a shell to my ear only to hear a whisper that is never clear. Beautiful Martin..

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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and awesome. This is so beautiful. Loved it lots and passing it on.

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Alastar Packer 4 years ago from North Carolina

Your a popular poet-writer and doing quite well- so very good to see that. You also have talent and vision as this poem shows so well. A new take on the lost lover ore' the sea - courtesy of nature's wonderful construction the conch-shell.

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teaches12345 4 years ago

How touching - the romance of being by the ocean, finding a shell, and hearing the voice of your loved one whispering through the breeze. Lovely.

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ImKarn23 4 years ago

mmmmmm....goosebumps! How very romantic, Martin...You have a very old soul, my friend - which is why you have been 'chosen' to carry much through life..

And, you do so with grace, style and humor! Bravo...

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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida

Martin, I just love the ending! So positive and hopeful! I love your choice of music. I didn't think anyone but me knows and appreciates Vangelis. They are awesome, aren't they?

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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

It’s then amid the sand she found the shell

She hoped to hear the sea’s familiar tune

Instead she heard a voice she knew so well

Who promised her that he will be home soon

Beautiful words.


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shiningirisheyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

Oh - such beautiful words telling a true love story.

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