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Sweet Devotion

Updated on May 5, 2012


There’s a stranger in my midst,

I do not know if there’s a twist.

Has he come to wake me from my slumber?

By playing a tango, a waltz or a rumba?

Will he put a swing in my stride?

Or maybe a dent in my pride?


Out of the obscure mist, he did appear

And yet gave me no reason to fear,

Instead I sensed some kind of peace

In the banal existence of my worldly sphere


In this Great Land which I hold dear.

He rode the Northern Star

And traveled from afar.

But his heart was already here

Close to mine, so very dear.


His course was guided by the Southern Cross

Towards the source of his longing.

This man of good repute

Whom I, for one, could not refute.

Such is fate that comes at a burning rate

And takes hold,

When all is said and told,

Of the most gentle of all emotion,

That which is known

As sweet devotion.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Very lovely Maria like its author! A wonderful way to start my day. Thank you!

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      Sueswan 5 years ago

      Hi Maria

      In this Great Land which I hold dear.

      "He rode the Northern Star

      And traveled from afar.

      But his heart was already here

      Close to mine, so very dear."

      This is so beautiful. What sweet devotion.

      Voted up and away!

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      IAmForbidden 5 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Hello..your poem is very beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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      Maria D'Alessandro 5 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      Many thanks to one and all. xx

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      Jessee R 5 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      I am in complete agreement with Colin out here! Such class of poetry is rare.... It's pure gold

      Loved your poem all the way!

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      wow i love this.. absolutely beautiful I am so glad that Colin posted this on Facebook..

      I voted up and up and away

      Blessings

      Debbie

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      Lissa Marie 5 years ago

      This is really good... I love it! Ill be sharing it from Montana USA!

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      epigramman 5 years ago

      I really love this so much Maria - you truly are a world class poet and it tells such a vivid wonderful story in such few but well chosen words and that is great poetic art my friend - I will be sharing this one all over the world literally - lol - with a direct link back here - lake erie time 5:11pm - expect a lot of comments - I want people to see/read this