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
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.