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Human After All (poem)

Updated on October 31, 2013

My love came on me like the waves of spring

Its blossom rich was all I ever sought

And in its garden heart and soul would cling

The world outside this paradise forgot


Each morning’s rainbow took me to her shore

Where promises of splendor lit my day

Was here I cast my winds to evermore

Was here that I was human after all


For as my daily pleasures lingered on

My need for constant wonder also grew

Rich dreams were left to slumber on the ground

Twas easier to blame the tears on life


So here I sit looking at spring’s pictures

Wishing I could do it over


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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      As the old saying goes, "woulda, coulda, shoulda, but do we? Can we?

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      I love your referral to rainbows in this poem. If we could only revisit those wonderful memories.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and beautiful. This was really nice.

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      Victor W. Kwok 4 years ago from Hawaii

      A wonderful poem that greatly reflects the more annoying aspects of human nature.

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Oh another truly wonderful poem martin.

      Voted up.

      Enjoy your weekend.


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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 4 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Dear Martin, it's so easy for us to wish to turn the clock back, but unfortunately that can't be done. An elderly friend (that means older than I am) once said to me, "Been there, done that." And yes, I've been blessed with so many experiences that I have much to be thankful for. God bless you for writing such a beautiful poem.

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      Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Human After All great writing and so simple to enjoy

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      Marlene Bertrand 4 years ago from Northern California, USA

      An enjoyable poem to read out loud. Beautiful.

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      DJ Anderson 4 years ago

      Isn't it interesting that a few people can read the same words in a poem,

      and get three separate takes on the meaning. I suppose that is the beauty of poetry.

      Another super work, Martin.


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      Kathryn 4 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      This is very beautiful, Martin. Thanks for sharing it with us, and I hope you have a wonderful Friday.

      ~ Kathryn

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      FlourishAnyway 4 years ago from USA

      What a beautiful poem -- contemplative, soul-searching I, too, am seeing your poetry grow and change. Voted up and more; sharing.

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      It is lovely to have such memories to want to do them all over again. That is a blessing to have had such in this lifetime, even once. Of course, now, my new favorite. I love your poetry, and I am seeing it change, and I still love it, even more now so.

      Up and more and sharing

      Hugs, Faith Reaper