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Hopes Of Tomorrow (poem)

Updated on October 27, 2013

Where can I turn to

Where can I find

My hopes of tomorrow

Now taken away


Gone are the mountains

Which carried the echoes

Across the fields

Which bloomed in my name


So sad are the fables

Of a tired old man

Who lives in a dream

Short of those moments


So sad those faded nights

Those cobweb covered lights

A different time

A different time


But here I sit pondering

Drinking in days all alone

Under the glowing sky

Clouded in memories


There in a wet reflections

I see the many faces

Which use to be me

So confusing so confusing


There at the verge of my darkness

Comes the face of a stranger

Eagerly shaking my hand

Saying thank you


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      Kari Shinal 4 years ago from Seligman AZ

      So many moments, memories. Thank You Martin!

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Many good things were in the past, but the future holds good, as well.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and awesome. Incredible is your talent. This poem brings home all those thoughts of brighter yesterdays and hope for a better tomorrow. Passing this on. I love that song.

      P.S. a friendly reminder Of a tired old mad - Of a tired old man

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      Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Martin, I sit and ponder myself. How does one who will get up tomorrow and write another fantastic wonderful and moving poem not look forward to tomorrow. I am just not a poet I suppose. For if I could write as well as you I could not even fathom such a poem as this. I have much to learn.

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      Victor W. Kwok 4 years ago from Hawaii

      A really amazing poem of hope.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 4 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      We often look back to what was and wish those times could return, but our hopes for tomorrow are more important, and just how we are living today.

      A very thoughtful poem.

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      kidscrafts 4 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      Very deep and beautiful poem, Martin! I love your choice of music!

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      ocfireflies 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Can so relate. Thank You.


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      DJ Anderson 4 years ago

      Martin, this poem hit me like a ton of bricks.

      You could not have chosen more appropriate music.

      I have had that face of a stranger walking towards me.

      My lack of memory is frightening.

      Write on, Martin, write on.

      We appreciate each work that you give to us.


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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Sadly beautiful Martin, and filled with words unspoken.

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Time (Life) passes by so quickly and life changes from what it once was to what it is, very profound thoughts dear Mh.

      Up and more and sharing

      God bless you, Faith Reaper

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      Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hopes Of Tomorrow hoping and thinking a beautifully thought of poem