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Writing On The Wall (poem)

Updated on October 25, 2013

The writing on a distant wall

Not sure of what it meant at all

With all which life had sent my way

I put it off another day

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I spent my dawns in mindless play

No source was found to cause dismay

Each wish was offered on a plate

Each fashioned dream I gladly ate

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And everything I did was great

My bliss became my constant state

In tranquility I fell

A life I got to know real well

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Into routine I somehow fell

As I would buy what life would sell

And so would pass my days and night

Another soul was lost in sight

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I still don’t know what brought the light

That everything was not alright

And to an end became resigned

Some answer which would ease my mind

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To writing I became entwined

The meaning I hoped now to find

Cell one-o-three I still recall

Was message left there on the wall

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      I am sometimes to taken by the writing on the wall, and it also makes me face reality. Very well said and so creativly written.

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      The writing is always on the wall. We just have to know how to read it.

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      Victor W. Kwok 4 years ago from Hawaii

      Really deep, amazing poem.

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Profound indeed, Mh! This one may be one of your best yet ... until I read the next one that is...

      Love this deep reflective piece.

      Up and more and sharing

      Hugs,

      Faith Reaper

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      DJ Anderson 4 years ago

      A real gem, here, Martin.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 4 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      We do imprison ourselves by our own actions and thoughts. A really good poem, Martin, and one which should inspire us to action.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Very introspective, Martin! Nicely done!

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      Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Writing On The Wall great read, well done on sharing such a beautiful poem

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      Wow, I wasn't expecting the ending! Well done, Martin!

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      W1totalk 4 years ago

      Wow, intense.

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      FlourishAnyway 4 years ago from USA

      Very nice work, plaintive, layered, intriguing.

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      Graham Lee 4 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      A deep one here Martin.

      Graham.