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End Up Where I Began

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Below is the poem entitled End Up Where I Began which was written by poet Terrell Martin. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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End Up Where I Began

Years gone by I photographed The sun rise and set, capturing Kaleidoscopic colors cascading Dawn to dusk across the untouchable touch Of God’s unfathomably deep skies. Overlooking cathedral towers and Ancient battle fields where blood flowed warm and red; Church steeples standing sentinel over cemeteries Of the long ago lovely, now dreaming and drifting past Stadiums over-filled with laughing, languishing, living dead sentient beings; Museums, libraries and roads connecting and converging Past, present, future and all points infinitely between. In my mind I photographed these. But now I sit devoid of film, No camera lens to capture stills Other than this life I’ve led Step by step inside my head from Life to life and death to death, Ever so thankful for every flower, seed, smile And whisper of gentle wind upon my face. Step by timeless step, inching towards the inevitable rendezvous Of who I really am, knowing Somewhere between the light of day and dark of night I’m bound To end up where I began: With ONE Eternal Photograph in Hand.

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  1. Date: 4/29/2012 2:13:00 PM
    WOW! It so good to have you back on soup, where had you been, Terry? Hope all is well with you?

  1. Date: 4/13/2012 7:02:00 AM
    Thanks I really like this!

    Martin Avatar Terrell Martin
    Date: 4/13/2012 10:52:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for stopping by and checking it out. I owe you one:)
  1. Date: 4/9/2012 11:27:00 PM
    A poet indeed. You are the truth..refreshing for me!

    Martin Avatar Terrell Martin
    Date: 4/13/2012 10:56:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Scribe. Appreciate your comments and will do my best to keep an eye on your poetry as well. Stay tuned.
  1. Date: 4/3/2012 7:30:00 PM
    Great piece Terrell... very well penned... Glad to see you are back.....i enjoyed the read.... all smiles.... Chiamaka

    Martin Avatar Terrell Martin
    Date: 4/13/2012 10:54:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Chiqi-Baby. All smiles to you as well and nice to be back. I missed U2:)
  1. Date: 4/3/2012 7:11:00 AM
    I have truly enjoyed reading your poetry you have written and shared with us. You are a very special poet and I wish you the best in your life and with your poetry. Two thumbs up to you Terrell. Love and best wishes always, Carol

    Martin Avatar Terrell Martin
    Date: 4/13/2012 10:58:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You're a total angel for saying such sweet things Carol! Sorry for the delay responding but I've been spending a lot of time reading lately (hooked on good books:)
  1. Date: 4/2/2012 2:01:00 PM
    Ah Terry, You only get better; such a feeling of angst and life in all its facinating moods. You never fail to give the reader a wonderful view of the kaleidescope of life. So special my friend! Luv, Elizabeth

    Martin Avatar Terrell Martin
    Date: 4/13/2012 11:03:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Liz, you're "the beauty bomb" of poetic perfection so any compliment from you is like hitting the ultimate jack-pot. Thanks a lot your lovliness.
  1. Date: 4/2/2012 11:57:00 AM
    I enjoyed reading this

    Martin Avatar Terrell Martin
    Date: 4/13/2012 11:03:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for commenting Richard.