'Bookmark' Poem by Martin Swords

Martin Swords

Tiglin, Wicklow, Ireland

'Bookmark'

Rating: 5.0


Bookmark
by Martin Swords


Life is a book,
An unfolding story.
Tentative beginning
A meeting, a parting,
A kiss, a laugh, a tear,
A maybe making up.
Lots of maybe.

Life is a gripping story
Unexpected twists and turns,
Page turning tensions,
Joy or tragedy
In a throwaway remark.
Read it well, live
And learn, read on,
Read on a few more
Chapters, then The End.

Mark this as well.
If Time allows you
Yet another book, this may
Mark your exit,
An early ending in
A yet unfinished tale.
Others may wonder
Why you finished here

Nov ‘07

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Ratnakar Mandlik 18 January 2016

Mind blowing as well as captivating poem. It is insightful and thought provoking too. Thanks for sharing.10+ points.

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Sonya Florentino 06 September 2009

peoms about bookmarks are always interesting..and yours is intriging as well...but are we the reader, or are we the writer too?

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Fay Slimm 16 November 2008

Love your last verse here Martin - it is very telling - and contains the wisdom of being contented with our 'one book', which has all the pages we need to unfold an honest tale.....A good and holding narrative.

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Tiglin, Wicklow, Ireland
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