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I Thought I Knew (poem)

Updated on June 20, 2013

I thought I knew the meaning of the day

To kiss a dream and dance along her shore

Till heaven came and swept my heart away


Each breath a greater wonder came my way

And to this purpose all I was I swore

I thought I knew the meaning of the day


Each passion moments fashioned my array

Enchantment I would pour along her floor

Till heaven came and swept my heart away


Her silent eyes would question my display

Was this the answer she was searching for

I thought I knew the meaning of the day


Too blind was I hear what sighs did say

As tears of time were heavy gems she wore

Till heaven came and swept my heart away


And now so lost in yesterdays I stray

To wish that I had listen to her more

I thought I knew the meaning of the day

Till heaven came and swept my heart away

More love poems by Martin Kloess


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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Just like the song says, "Live like you were dying."

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and awesome. Lovely. Passing this on.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 4 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Lovely poem and beautifully expressed.

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      Patricia Scott 4 years ago from sunny Florida

      Dear Martin,

      This touched my heart as these feelings have been experienced by me as well. You just have a way to put into words real feelings.

      Many Angels are on the way this morning ps

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      Ruby Jean Richert 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      This is very beautiful, heaven came and took your love away. It's a wonderful feeling that you know she is there waiting for you..

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      Victor W. Kwok 4 years ago from Hawaii

      That was some amazing poetry.

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      Pamela Oglesby 4 years ago from United States

      Beautiful poem. Live each day to the fulltest!

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      DJ Anderson 4 years ago

      I have lived long enough to feel remorse for some things that I have done, and long enough to feel regret for things I did not do.

      You speak from the heart, everyday.

      Your words bring back the essence of love in its purest form.

      And, some days, your words leave me with an ache deep inside.

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      Thomas Silvia 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi my friend this is a excellent poem that is a beautiful touching piece. Bravo !!!

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      Romeos Quill 4 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      We are the scribes. who write upon the indelible tablet that is daytime.

      This one felt a little Bruno Mars;well penned.

      Have a marvelous weekend;


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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Martin, this is beautiful, emotive and very poignant!...Excellent.

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      rose-the planner 4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario-Canada

      Such a beautiful and heartfelt poem! (Voted Up) -Rose

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      Man of Strength 4 years ago from Orlando, Fl

      This is a touching well written piece.

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      To be beautiful and sad at the same time takes a certain kind of talent, and you always do it so well!

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      Live each day as if it's your last. No regrets.

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Oh, this is stunningly beautiful filled with love for those past days when one good do things over, but now too late. This may be my new favorite : )

      Very dramatic. In this day, it is a good reminder to us all to tell the ones we love just how we feel each and every day, as we may not have a tomorrow.

      Voted up ++++ and sharing

      God bless, Faith Reaper

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      Cathy Nerujen 4 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space

      Lovely poem. I love the images here... very nice. I love the line "...As tears of time were heavy gems she wore..." :)