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Quiet Night (poem)

Updated on December 12, 2012

It was another quiet night

She felt that something wasn’t right

Some truth that still eluded sight

While her lover now held her tight


So strange was his feeling of care

And words not a one did he share

Enchantment of hearts filled the air

And if there are dreams it is there


For here was her blessing this night

One moment for moments they share

When music of love filled the air

Before world they knew became tight


He searched out a store with great care

And waited for time to be right

When suddenly guns were in sight

Which left him on ground bleeding there


So who is this now holds her tight

Who is it holds truth from her sight

What turns a wrong to one last right

It was another quiet night


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      Shining Irish Eyes 

      5 years ago from Upstate, New York

      Brought tears to my eye but still your signature beautiful creativity is woven through magnificently.

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      Devika Primić 

      5 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Great combination of emotions

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      Lillian K. Staats 

      5 years ago from Wasilla, Alaska

      Yes, getting closer to your sorrow. I love the lines , Enchantment of Hearts filled the air, and if there are dreams, it is there,You are stating a belief in love- in the unseen. Then your protagonist (you?) sees guns?

      Is thatr really the answer to every sorrow? To every disapointment?

      To answer evil with greater evil?

      You've already shown me your ability to transcend selfishness with your poetry... are you simply mining for a reaction?

      Well, here is my reaction

      . You are very talented, and when your heart speaks, you engage us in a beautiful voyage, and are able to alter a person's attitude with only your words.

      You must stop taking the easy way out with rhyming, unless it's merited, and stop mining for people's sympathy. If your poem is well written, we not only are sympathetic. but empathetic- we are living your journey with you.

      I have always suspected that the true writer is confounded by an excess of emotion, and I am no different, I lost a job, because people called me names, so I cried.

      But, this is our weight to bear. We spin gold out of sorrow, and answers for the soul out of the darkest night.

      I am your friend, thru fat and lean. You have upheld me, and I will do the same for you...

      For this Christmas season, I wish you the sweetest days, the greatest blessings possible, and know that I love you and your words, and am here for you to talk to. Love yaz, lily

      That is a poet.

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      Rosemary Sadler 

      5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      A very sad and tragic poem but beautifully written.

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      Vinaya Ghimire 

      5 years ago from Nepal

      A poem with epic quality. Beautiful piece of writing.

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      Nithya Venkat 

      5 years ago from Dubai

      Tragic ending, very gripping. Great write.

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      5 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      Sad yet so beautifully done. Votes up and sharing as usual.

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      Deb Hirt 

      5 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      One never knows what could happen from one moment to the next. We must live for today, for now.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Wow, The picture is scary but your poetry is beautiful,,

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      5 years ago from Las Vegas

      Tragic and beautiful, excellent Mhatter, you are too cool for words~I pinned you in my Best Modern Poets on Pinterest

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 

      5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Martin.. you got me crying here.. I agree with brave warrior it is tragic and sad. but you wrote this brilliantly..

      many blessings my friend


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      Shauna L Bowling 

      5 years ago from Central Florida

      How tragic, Martin. But I must say, you have a way with words.

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      Randi Benlulu 

      5 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Beautiful, sad and scary


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