Use To It (poem)

Here grew a flower

In the bitter soil

Reaching for a sun

Which it rarely saw

And as its companions died

Its tears formed a rainbow

The life that it lived

It got use to it


Here flew a bird

In cloud covered skies

Winging its freedom

From the constant eyes of danger

Scraping out its food

In hopes to feed its family

Like so many others

Singing in the trees

The life that it lived

It got use to it


Here drew a man

In streets of confusion

Covered with the blood

Of another man’s life

While nobody cares

A mother cries from a window

As he makes up more reasons why

The life that it lived

It got use to it

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Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

Oh, wow, Mh, this is so beautiful, yet powerful.

Superb! Up and more and sharing

Merry Christmas and God bless you,

Faith Reaper

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DJ Anderson 3 years ago

Surviving can be difficult, at best.

Yet, life continues on, despite the challenges.

Truth rings, but there are few to hear.

Great job, Martin.


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suzettenaples 3 years ago from Taos, NM

This is a beautiful and haunting poem. The life we are used to. That is so true. Thanks for this lovely poem.

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billybuc 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

That is one lonely flower. :) Great message...powerful, Martin.

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FlourishAnyway 3 years ago from USA

Very powerful, Martin.

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BlossomSB 3 years ago from Victoria, Australia

I thought I was used to the type of poems that you write, but you always have a surprise up your sleeve. Different and interesting. A happy Christmas to you and yours!

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vkwok 3 years ago from Hawaii

Brilliantly powerful poem, Martin.

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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Absolutely beautiful.

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aviannovice 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

And you do get used to whatever trials you must endure.

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