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One More Day (poem)

Updated on March 20, 2015

He sips the gentle breath of one more day

Outside he hears the reasons of dismay

From where he sits they seem so far away

Amid a dream he thought to always stay


The paths he lit revealed some magic kissed

The scent of hope he mingled in the mist

And every smile and heart he would enlist

To mold a tale which no one could resist


And so he passed each moment of each day

Another need received the treasure of his mist

Another hand his endless time enlist

And where he walked a part of him would stay


He never knew the darkness he had kissed

Believing he was clear of such dismay

The one he knew had somehow passed away

And he alone a question must resist


The dreams he had now sadly couldn’t stay

The days of hope are footsteps far away

His mind is filled with reasons of dismay

He sips the gentle breath of one more day


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      Victor W. Kwok 2 years ago from Hawaii

      Amazing poetry, Martin. Really touching to the heart.

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      ignugent17 2 years ago

      Touching poem .

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      Ann Carr 2 years ago from SW England

      Beautifully melancholy. I like the idea of 'sipping' a breath.



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      John Hansen 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Another beautiful poem Martin. Your rhyme is second to none.

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      Eric Dierker 2 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Very elegant. Somehow there is a beauty in the sadness.

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Aw, both beautiful and poignant.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Combine sadness with beauty and you have this remarkable poem. Very beautiful work, Martin!

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      Shauna L Bowling 2 years ago from Central Florida

      "He sips the gentle breath of one more day" - what a profound line, Martin! The rest of the poem is so sad, but that one line gives hope to the sentiment.