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The Shell (poem)

Updated on December 11, 2012

It happened on a distant friendly shore

A moonlit wave had washed a conch aside

The sands of time a bed for shell and more

As dawn awoke the glistening of tide

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And there she was to wonder at the sight

A maiden fare her beauty lost to tears

For in the twinkle hopes and dreams ignite

Of lover who went missing seems like years

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He is a soldier in a distant land

But where it’s strange that no one seems to know

Was this the future that their fate had planned

Her prayers and sparkling ocean told her no

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It’s then amid the sand she found the shell

She hoped to hear the sea’s familiar tune

Instead she heard a voice she knew so well

Who promised her that he will be home soon

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      Shining Irish Eyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

      Oh - such beautiful words telling a true love story.

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      It’s then amid the sand she found the shell

      She hoped to hear the sea’s familiar tune

      Instead she heard a voice she knew so well

      Who promised her that he will be home soon

      Beautiful words.

      Eddy.

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      Martin, I just love the ending! So positive and hopeful! I love your choice of music. I didn't think anyone but me knows and appreciates Vangelis. They are awesome, aren't they?

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      mmmmmm....goosebumps! How very romantic, Martin...You have a very old soul, my friend - which is why you have been 'chosen' to carry much through life..

      And, you do so with grace, style and humor! Bravo...

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      How touching - the romance of being by the ocean, finding a shell, and hearing the voice of your loved one whispering through the breeze. Lovely.

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      Alastar Packer 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Your a popular poet-writer and doing quite well- so very good to see that. You also have talent and vision as this poem shows so well. A new take on the lost lover ore' the sea - courtesy of nature's wonderful construction the conch-shell.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and awesome. This is so beautiful. Loved it lots and passing it on.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I love this. How many times i have held a shell to my ear only to hear a whisper that is never clear. Beautiful Martin..

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      Linda Rogers 4 years ago from Minnesota

      I love this romantic and magical poem. Very nice.

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      Thomas Silvia 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      The poet master strikes again with another awesome poem !

      Vote up and more !!!

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      Bill Blackburn 4 years ago from Twentynine Palms, California

      Flows like an ocean wave that pushes its way onto land. Well done!

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Now this deserves an awesome and up. Your creativity knows no bounds.

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      Bumpsysmum 4 years ago from Cambridgeshire

      Love the poem, love Vangelis, well done sir!

      Voted beautiful & up.

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      Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Wow and wow wow wow. I love this. It leaves me almost speechless. So beautiful...I love it.

      Gorgeous music fitting too. Up and sharing.

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      Anil 4 years ago from Kerala

      A moon lite wave, A maiden fare....etc are so beautiful, good or lovely hub.

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      lovedoctor926 4 years ago

      Lovely song. It just takes me away. voting up awesome!

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      whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States

      This was one of your best, my friend, and well done. whonu