Writing On The Wall (poem)

The writing on a distant wall

Not sure of what it meant at all

With all which life had sent my way

I put it off another day


I spent my dawns in mindless play

No source was found to cause dismay

Each wish was offered on a plate

Each fashioned dream I gladly ate


And everything I did was great

My bliss became my constant state

In tranquility I fell

A life I got to know real well


Into routine I somehow fell

As I would buy what life would sell

And so would pass my days and night

Another soul was lost in sight


I still don’t know what brought the light

That everything was not alright

And to an end became resigned

Some answer which would ease my mind


To writing I became entwined

The meaning I hoped now to find

Cell one-o-three I still recall

Was message left there on the wall

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old albion 3 years ago from Lancashire. England.

A deep one here Martin.


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FlourishAnyway 3 years ago from USA

Very nice work, plaintive, layered, intriguing.

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W1totalk 3 years ago

Wow, intense.

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bravewarrior 3 years ago from Central Florida

Wow, I wasn't expecting the ending! Well done, Martin!

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DDE 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Writing On The Wall great read, well done on sharing such a beautiful poem

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billybuc 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

Very introspective, Martin! Nicely done!

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BlossomSB 3 years ago from Victoria, Australia

We do imprison ourselves by our own actions and thoughts. A really good poem, Martin, and one which should inspire us to action.

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DJ Anderson 3 years ago

A real gem, here, Martin.

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Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

Profound indeed, Mh! This one may be one of your best yet ... until I read the next one that is...

Love this deep reflective piece.

Up and more and sharing


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vkwok 3 years ago from Hawaii

Really deep, amazing poem.

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aviannovice 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

The writing is always on the wall. We just have to know how to read it.

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teaches12345 3 years ago

I am sometimes to taken by the writing on the wall, and it also makes me face reality. Very well said and so creativly written.

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