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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

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It’s hard to believe

It’s hard to conceive

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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

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Children at play

So far away

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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

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Questions still churn

Casting return

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Were they just dreams of another

Reminders of once what we once held

Reminders of something forgotten

Of did it really happen at all

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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.

      DJ.

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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