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Better Day (poem)

Updated on July 22, 2013

Here I sit

In a world of my own making

Drifting mid sorrows and glory

Waiting for a better day


But all the stars

Which once were in my reach

Appear to be off dancing

In a paradise I fashioned

Once upon a better day


Was it truly me

Did it truly happen after all

Would it truly matter by and by

Was it truly worth this state I’m in

What seeds await the coming rain

Whispers of a better day


But in the silence of the storm

Which echoes through this shell of me

A haunting voice of all those tears

Brings my hope this sweet refrain

Thank you


So in my mist I sit

The same old spirit rules my heart

The winds outside are changing

But blessed am I to feel the scent

Bringing me this better day


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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Better days are always on the horizon. Good to see you, as always.

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      Victor W. Kwok 4 years ago from Hawaii

      Amazing poetry!

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      Phyllis Doyle Burns 4 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

      I love it! Deep thoughts drifting in the wind. This is really a poem that invokes thoughts of long ago of "once loved but now gone" -- yet gives hope for a better day. Very well done.

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      ziyena 4 years ago from ... Somewhere Out There ...

      How pithy of a poet are you!

      Full of depth ... Thank You


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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Beautiful, beautiful write Martin!

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      This is just so beautiful. I love the melancholy feel of it. Wonderful!

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      Vincent Moore 4 years ago

      A reflection of who we were, what we accomplished, who we loved, shared and caressed. The winds have taken on a new direction, yet they hold you firm, you are never alone my friend. Life is full of lessons, the fortunate few get to experience them all to the very end. Who we were, what we had, is simply all part of the journey. Let yours continue, keep writing, keep sharing, that's all we have left my poet.

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      Sueswan 4 years ago

      Beautiful and sentimental

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      Romeos Quill 4 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      A great, melancholic, and hopeful verse. Thank you.

      Yours Sincerely,


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      Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

      It is so hard to find the right words to describe the beauty of your poems. This one is intuitive and reflective. Beautifully done my friend.

      Voted up, awesome, and beautiful.

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Wonderful and I loved these closing words.

      So in my mist I sit

      The same old spirit rules my heart

      The winds outside are changing

      But blessed am I to feel the scent

      Bringing me this better day

      Have a great day and thanks for sharing.


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      Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Awesome and so heartfelt, you always write a thoughtful poem

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      DJ Anderson 4 years ago

      You paint your words as delicately as the skilled surgeon moves his hands.

      Did you always feel this passion in your younger days?

      Our days are closing around us, there is so little time left when we look at the scheme of things.

      "Would I do it all over again?" you ask.

      I do not know my answer.

      Do you?

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      Pamela Oglesby 4 years ago from United States

      Martin, This is a lovely poem and the music was perfect to match. Thanks.

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      Your words and choice of music are simply beautiful, Martin.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 4 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      A lovely poem that touches the heart-strings. Thank you.

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Very beautiful reflection on one's life here. Enjoyed the lovely video as well.


      Voted up +++ and sharing

      God bless,

      Faith Reaper

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      Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      Another awesome poem.

      Thank you for writing it mhatter.