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A World Asunder (poem)

Updated on May 20, 2013

A heart alone to wonder

What spell had it been under

To bear the pains of blunder

And lose so much to plunder

To set a world asunder


The season was set singing

Through lover’s hearts was ringing

To bear the pains of blunder

Was someone else’s stinging

With so much promise bringing


A heart alone to wonder

Was she what he was after

To fill the days with laughter

And happiness hereafter

A dream in heaven’s rafter


Those moments blossoms flowered

What spell had it been under

This feeling so empowered

Over reason it towered

And truth would be soon devoured


Within a time then tender

Past purpose or surrender

A scar a heart would render

And lose so much to plunder

As love had turned offender


Soon tears would be an ocean

Escape there gave no notion

Shear madness was in motion

And offered up a potion

To set a world asunder



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      Mary Craig 

      5 years ago from New York

      Reading this makes one wonder about the pain you've suffered in relationships. So real are your beautiful poems.

      Voted up, awesome, and beautiful.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and awesome. Not always is the path of love smooth.

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      Deb Hirt 

      5 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Sometimes, love is not what it is cracked up to be when the wrong person comes along. We all learn.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 

      5 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Love the way you expressed the thoughts, but the mechanics are interesting, too - it must have taken ages finding all those rhymes!

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      5 years ago from Wales

      Soon tears would be an ocean

      Escape there gave no notion

      Shear madness was in motion

      And offered up a potion

      To set a world asunder

      Wonderful poem as always Martin and here's to many more by you.

      Enjoy your day.


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      Nithya Venkat 

      5 years ago from Dubai

      Great write. Voted up.

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      5 years ago from Florida

      Mhatter99....why do I get the feeling of underlying issues gone awry ?

      This mindset bothers me, hopefully it's just a style you are experimenting with.....very deep and thought provoking ...whoa...

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      This has got to be your very best. I love it!!!!!!!

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      DJ Anderson 

      5 years ago

      Pain and disappointment has never been spoken as sadly

      as your words proclaim.

      You are a great talent in the world of poetry.


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      Devika Primić 

      5 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      The true words of a poet and so well approached with sadness

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      I.W. McFarlane 

      5 years ago from Philadelphia

      There is a saying that goes like this "Give unto Caesar what's due to Caesar", and this is exactly what I will do! Mhatter, I am giving you the uttermost respect you deserve for being such a great Poet. This piece is very deep, sensational and emotional! Keep up the good work.

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      Suzette Walker 

      5 years ago from Taos, NM

      Wow! Sad but beautifully written. I love the photo and the MJ song. I can feel the emotion coming out of this poem. Well done and well written!

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      5 years ago from Central Florida

      It helps to know you are happily married, Martin. So many of your poems revolve around broken hearts. Sad, but always beautifully written.

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      Tijani Achamlal 

      5 years ago from Morocco

      This is beautifully sad and well-penned.

      My favorite lines are :

      Within a time then tender

      Past purpose or surrender

      A scar a heart would render

      And lose so much to plunder

      As love had turned offender

      Voted up

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      5 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      Awww, this is so touching and thought provoking, MH! Beautifully written...... Always enjoy reading your poems! Take care :)

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      5 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      '....Soon tears would be an ocean

      Escape there gave no notion

      Shear madness was in motion

      And offered up a potion

      To set a world asunder'

      ...........very beautifully done as ever...loved every bit of it. sharing to the world, tweeting and votes all up.

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      Faith Reaper 

      5 years ago from southern USA

      Oh, me, so sad and mysterious again. I want to know what went wrong and changed everything? What truth. I know, I know, it is a poem. So intense and profound.

      Now, if the truth is death, then I am sorry dear heart.

      Voted up +++ and sharing

      God bless, Faith Reaper


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