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

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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

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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

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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 3 years ago from United States

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


lovedoctor926 3 years ago

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


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Anil and Honey 3 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 3 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 3 years ago from Cambridgeshire

Love the poem, love Vangelis, well done sir!

Voted beautiful & up.


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aviannovice 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

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


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web923 3 years ago from Twentynine Palms, California

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


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kashmir56 3 years ago from Massachusetts

The poet master strikes again with another awesome poem !

Vote up and more !!!


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Minnetonka Twin 3 years ago from Minnesota

I love this romantic and magical poem. Very nice.


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always exploring 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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.

Eddy.


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shiningirisheyes 3 years ago from Upstate, New York

Oh - such beautiful words telling a true love story.

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