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The Bridge (poem)

Updated on April 2, 2014

There on a bridge

Over a river

Bound for eternity


I paused to look at a reflection

Is that really me on the wave

With the sun of the day behind me


How different I appear

In the mirror of nature

Reflecting back the truth of it


As if I didn’t see

As if I didn’t feel

As if I didn’t know


All the things behind me in some past

All that waited for me up ahead

All which now stares down at a reflection


Feelings for the ones I love

Feelings for the world I live in

Feelings that I carry deep inside


Asking me if I know

Yet you’re right

I don’t


How different I appear

As I’m held within this moment

Crossing to another side


Then the reflection was gone

For there I too had gone

And only the bridge knew the truth of it


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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Just lovely. Enjoyed.

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      Victor W. Kwok 4 years ago from Hawaii

      Amazing, Martin!

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      The Stages Of ME 4 years ago

      Love this, well done :)

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 4 years ago from Reno NV

      So well done! Congratulations. jamie

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Really beautiful Martin!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Well, Martin, I'm looking down at the water and I see a reflection of me writing...and that's what I need to do right now. Excellent reflections in your reflection. :)

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Wow, MH, superb!

      Up and more, pinning and tweeting and sharing

      God bless,

      Faith Reaper