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There We Stood (poem)

Updated on January 4, 2014

A teardrop’s flow

Which led to a kiss

Those summer nights

And all the magic youth will brings

And there we stood


The city’s glow

As we sipped the wine

Of our wedding day

So high upon our mountain top

And there we stood


We didn’t know

The thistle and thorns

Which constantly grew

In our luscious spring garden

And there we stood


So we would grow

Learning how to dance

Learning how to trust

Learning the power of freedom

And there we stood


Such dreams we’d show

Others wondrous eyes

Who entered our world

Of timeless possibilities

And there we stood


Then came life’s blow

Kiss my morning

The bright scent of flowers

As she didn’t rise from our bed

And there I stood


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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      So sad and yet so touching.

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      Victor W. Kwok 4 years ago from Hawaii

      Amazing use of words filled with sadness.

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Sadly, these wonderful things never seem to last forever. Our mortality is such a crutch to bear.

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      FlourishAnyway 4 years ago from USA

      Powerful, sad

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      so very sad, M...

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 4 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      You have it all here, Martin, the Spring budding, the summer blooms, the autumn with the falling leaves and weeds and the cold, barren winter when all seems so empty. We do, so much, miss those who have left us behind.

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      Lisa Chronister 4 years ago from Florida

      This is hauntingly beautiful, and so very sad. Great Job! I voted up, thanks for sharing.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Very beautiful, Martin, and very sad indeed.

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      Oh, how sad. I hope a lifetime had gone by before he stood alone.

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      Randi Benlulu 4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Romantic, beautiful, sad. You have it all here. I love the picture! Thank you for sharing, Martin...

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      DJ Anderson 4 years ago

      A beautiful tribute to loving someone, and then feeling the helplessness

      when loss encompasses your world. Of all the skills we learn while

      living, we are never prepared for the sting of death when it strikes

      our beloved.

      You have done a wonderful job, giving a brief of loving, living

      and losing your soul mate.

      God bless, Martin.