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A Drifter (poem)

Updated on August 8, 2013

Through veils of tales and slumbers unknown

They stir with their eyes turned toward me

Each vision holds somebody new

A drifter of some other time


They call and fall through fathoms they stroll

Each feasting on destiny’s plate

Expecting some light which will free

A shadow which once was their soul


I run toward sun their stares to escape

As in my heart there coursed a truth

These denizens lost to their streets

Are following something they knew


Dismayed I prayed as dawn made me blind

Yet I felt each eye holding me

What is it you want me to do

What air do you want me to breathe


The tears of years which fell from up above

Would stir me from the darkness of a dream

And from this veil a vision came to me

A drifter of some other time


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      Rosemary Sadler 4 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      What a chilling mysterious dream of a vision from the past.

      Awesome poem

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 4 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      What an interesting poem, Martin, it truly is amazing.

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      What a great adventure.

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      Victor W. Kwok 4 years ago from Hawaii

      Voted up awesome.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      A most sentimental journey.

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 4 years ago from Reno NV

      Congratulations Martin, this poem is amazing. Jamie

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      Thomas Silvia 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Beautifully done my friend !

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      ocfireflies 4 years ago from North Carolina


      WOW! Every time I think I have a favorite, you turn around and write another. Simply awesome! V++/Share

      Best to you,


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      DJ Anderson 4 years ago

      Haunting and chilling........

      The music is perfectly accompanied to the darkness of the poem.

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      I love this, Martin. I had to read it twice to really grasp the depth of your words. The music fits the mood of the poem perfectly. Nice job!