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A Wind (poem)

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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

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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

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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

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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

Comments

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on June 08, 2017:

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

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on June 08, 2017:

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

Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on June 08, 2017:

Lovely and great song.

Justin W Price from Juneau, Alaska on June 07, 2017:

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

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on June 07, 2017:

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

Alexiscool on June 07, 2017:

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

threekeys on June 07, 2017:

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