A Wind (poem)

Updated on June 7, 2017

There was a lad who never knew dismay

His smile another reason for the sun

And here a heart that beat for everyone

Then came a wind and blew it all away


There rose a boy much stronger than before

Determined that he still could make some change

A ray of hope where light was often strange

Then came a wind and boy he was no more


There came a man such scars upon his face

Which turned to face the only life they knew

To try to help until his life was through

Then came a wind and wiped away his trace


There in a field some children play awhile

They sensed their time together wasn’t long

Then came a wind to try to wreck their song

The lad the boy the man was in their smile


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      Linda Crampton 10 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

      This is a beautiful poem, Martin. It's a very effective description of the passage of time and the influence of a person.

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      John Hansen 10 months ago from Queensland Australia

      This was a wonderful sonnet, and perhaps one of the best poems I have read. Good work, Martin.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 10 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      Lovely and great song.

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      Justin W Price 10 months ago from Juneau, Alaska

      Very nice. I see this as a coming of age poem.. and it rhymes. Nice work!

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      Dora Weithers 10 months ago from The Caribbean

      A tale of endurance and growth. It's the only way to live meaningfully! Thanks for the inspiration.

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      Alexiscool 10 months ago

      this poem is really special to me and i think that once other people read it they will feel the same way i did.

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      Threekeys 10 months ago from Australia

      Martin you described a transformation, a metamorphosis of one person in a delicate way. Lovely.