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Can There Be Rainbows (poem)

Updated on August 25, 2014

Can there be rainbows if you are not there

The scent of flowers toying with the air

My sunlight promise warming heart with flare

These questions far from your side I must bear


Until there comes again some summer’s day

And we again enjoy our youthful play

In love we’ll find our shelter from dismay

I’m sorry that I had to go away


My country called and sent my running there

To aid and serve her what part could I play

My pride and honor washed away dismay

As war and leaving you I had to bear


What-ever passed to eat another day

Confusion was the flowers in the air

And home’s reminders where our hoped for flare

Your heart and mind are never far away


Now cold of lonely lookout I must bear

Above me sounds of dying men now flare

The scent of mass destruction steals the air

Can there be rainbows if you are not there


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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      How beautiful. The last line put tears in my eyes.

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Heavy topic, but you pulled it off.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and awesome. Wonderful poetry with so much emotion and meaning. Great choice of video. Passing this on.

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      Victor W. Kwok 3 years ago from Hawaii

      Amazing, heart-moving poetry, Martin! Glad you have you back!

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Mh,


      God bless you.

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      DJ Anderson 3 years ago

      War; as hideous as it is, has been part of man's history since the beginning of time.

      Love; as long as couples have fallen in love...they have been separated by war.

      Death; as long as couples have lived and loved, they have been separated

      by the ravages of death.

      The photo your chose is heart wrenching. A brave young man, far from home, is fighting for his life while the world is falling all around him.

      You are on your A game, Martin. Keep them coming.


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      Shauna L Bowling 3 years ago from Central Florida

      Awesome, Martin! Your song choice really sends the message home.