The Wanderer (poem)

Upon a lonely road he heard her weep

A sound a song a movement in the air

Some memory his heart rejoiced to reap

This wanderer beyond all worldly care


She cried and yet a tone of hope was heard

Some Joy some peace some moments meant to last

It must be her for whom his soul once stirred

This wander from somewhere in the past


And as she sobs a something draws him on

To what to where to ending far unknown

For him there is no night to greet the dawn

This wanderer who travels all alone


Her sighs awoke the meaning of his day

Her cares her smiles her wondrous dreams to roam

Upon this lonely road he now must stay

This wanderer now wandering toward home

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whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States

A nice tribute to a lost love, my friend, and well written. whonu

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Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

Oh, how very haunting and stirring . . . the wanderer. Superb write dear Mh. I am linking this one.

Voted up +++ and sharing.

God bless. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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shiningirisheyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

Such incredible depth of poetry. The lonely wanderer heading for home.

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WillStarr 4 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

Excellent! Voted up.

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lilyfly 4 years ago from Wasilla, Alaska

Very Johnny Cash- I love the lines inside the rhymes that don't rhyme...! Love yaz, lily

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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

Beautiful..Loved it..

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Janhorner 4 years ago

How passionate the wanderer is in his thoughts. Loved it, voted up,


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

Very clever Martin;have a great day.


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CMCastro 4 years ago from Baltimore,MD USA

Very lovely poem.

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teaches12345 4 years ago

Your use of the photo adds to the visual imagery of the poem. It's kind of sad, but is a fact of life in relationships. Very creative.

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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

This poem is amazing as the Man in Black. Excellent video and photo choice!!

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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)


Your words, the photograph, and the video go so well together. Great job!

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dreamseeker2 4 years ago

Beautifully written. I could feel the longing in his journey for what may have once been. Voted up and awesome! : )

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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

Though this is a sad write, it is also filled with romanticism--Lovely!

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Mike Robbers 4 years ago from London

Cool mate; Johnny Cash is the Man. I love his song 'Solitary Man', others too of course..

Voted up and shared.

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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and beautiful. Like a flowing river, like a country song. Johnny Cash just makes it perfect. Passing this on.

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midget38 4 years ago from Singapore

There are times when we really feel alone, especially when we lose a loved one. Thanks for sharing, Martin.

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rasta1 4 years ago from Jamaica

A very sad poem. I do not know why it invoked those emotions.

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Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

Martin this poem is haunting me and so romantic.. it reveals a soul searching.. full of love

thank you for the beautiful poem



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LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

This is really awesome, MH! The picture goes perfectly with the poem..... Voting up and everything!

Beautiful read......

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dilipchandra12 4 years ago from India

Beautiful poem. Great hub, it was very well written. Thanks for sharing the above good read. I voted it UP.

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James-wolve 4 years ago from Morocco

Beautiful and nicely Put.I voted uP.Thanks for sharing.

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QudsiaP1 4 years ago

I read your interview with Deborah and I am deeply touched; your poem and the meaning of it; a chance to see what you see; a chance to feel as you do. Both your interview and this poem touched me leaving me in tears. You are amazing and I am humbled to be amongst the company of such esteemed people with pure hearts.

They say the pen holds no secrets and any attempted lie behind a veil; thank you for a view behind the veil.

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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida

Coming full circle is sometimes the answer to many questions in life, not to mention emotions. Very nice, Martin!

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Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

Hi Mh, I linked this one to my latesest. Hope that is okay :)

God bless, Faith Reaper

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