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Did It Happen (poem)

Updated on October 26, 2013

Were they just dreams for a moment

Those let us pretend which lingered awhile

Those once upon a time in shadows

Of did it really happen at all


It’s hard to believe

It’s hard to conceive


Even when time stopped ticking

So an instance may kiss a heart

So a dream may spark a memory

Of did it really happen at all


Children at play

So far away


The tokens of enchantments have disappeared

Leaving only a far away gleam

Leaving the mirrored pathway of a soul

Of did it really happen at all


Questions still churn

Casting return


Were they just dreams of another

Reminders of once what we once held

Reminders of something forgotten

Of did it really happen at all


Or was it a dream

A far away theme


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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Another beauty in the annals of Martin.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and beautiful. Poetry to dream upon.

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      Victor W. Kwok 4 years ago from Hawaii

      Another amazing, target-hitting poem, Martin.

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Truly gives one pause ... as to our own reality.

      Superb dear, Mh!

      Up and more and sharing

      God bless, Faith Reaper

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 4 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      You have chosen such a universal theme here, something that we can all relate to and the words of your poem flow smoothly, with a great rhythm, too. It reminds me that, not only do I wonder if an event really happened, but was the way I saw it the way it really happened? Did others see it that way?

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      DJ Anderson 4 years ago

      You hit home with a common theme which people can relate to.

      At this time in our life, we look back at times so very long ago. They do seem like a hazy memory or did it really happen the way we remember it?

      A super poem, Martin.


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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      Far away memories often have us wondering if it really happened or if we dreamed it. Sometimes they can be both - a memory and a dream. This is a really pretty poem, Martin.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I agree with the comments before; this flows beautifully and leaves the reader in contemplation. Well done!

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      kidscrafts 4 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      I love the rhythm of this poem! Very beautiful! Lovely picture at the top of an Adirondack chair at the edge of a lake with a wonderful sky!

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      Ann Carr 4 years ago from SW England

      Lovely rhythm here between the short and long verses. It leaves us thinking about our own reality and dreams. Beautiful! Ann