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The Price (poem)

Updated on February 1, 2015

The drifting dew which welcomed her to night

The echoes where her heart once use to be

The song how could this have happened to me

All cast their veils on Joys she had in sight


Now sorrow’s ears does keep her company

Sheer emptiness draws shadows to her light

While silent scents from past now mark her plight

She waits for promised mercy to be free


Why did he leave me comes her painful cry

As cold confusion takes her to abyss

Of shattered hopes and lies of yesterday


Then gentle sleep which fate had happened by

Did claim her with the sweetness of its kiss

The price she paid for dream that’s on its way


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      Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal


      you are a prolific poet. However, all of your compositions are fresh.

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      thost 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Well done Martin, will vote up.

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      Annie 4 years ago from NewYork

      Sad and sweet at the same time, great capture

      the words are soothingly sad indeed love your videos choices for this theme....


      one love annie..

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Soothingly sad.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Beautiful! Another sad one...

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      Lillian K. Staats 4 years ago from Wasilla, Alaska

      Sweet, still rhyming.. love yaz, lily

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      You know, it's funny, I rarely recall my dreams.

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      kjforce 4 years ago from Florida

      Mhatter99..yes tis' sad.. when we are " dooped " and are left to pick up the pieces..we blame ourselves for believing in another, when we were in fact vunerable..I got the message her " trust in loving " went awry because of a guy, who didn't care..and now she feels the pain..perhaps a sleep will do good, as she might imagine it was just a dream....loved the the way " LOVE " should not hurt....

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      breakfastpop 4 years ago

      Love hurts sometimes....

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      Joanne M Olivieri 4 years ago

      Some of the best poetry comes from pain and loss. Very well done and expressed.

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      Sadness is an emotion that sparks poetic words and you've done a great job again, Martin.

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      Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      It hurts when you lose someone so dear to you and you did this one so well.

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      Linda Crist 4 years ago from Central Virginia

      Another sad beauty MH but the ending left me with more questions than answers. That too, is an artist's touch. You are such an artist.

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Ah, it is painful when someone leaves us, whether or not a lover, but those we love. Thanks for the sweet lullaby, as it is time for sleep.

      Voted up +++ and sharing

      Good night and sweet dreams. God bless. In His Love, Faith Reaper