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A World Away

I found your eyes so randomly,
your face did not exist

No waist to place my arms around,
no lips for me to kiss

No hair to lose my fingers in,
nor ear to whisper sweet

No one to hide within my heart,
to fall in love so deep

Your image I saw by happenstance,
a beautiful vision to see

You held me there with just a look,
as you stared back at me

Your eyes, those lips, that lovely face,
my feelings are all for not

For you are more than a world away,
my beauty from Herat


Herat (Herr-Rot) is both an Afghan city and province. Herat City is the capital 
of Herat Province located in the western portion of Afghanistan.

Written in Afghanistan -May 2013

Copyright © | Year Posted 2013




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Date: 8/18/2017 3:22:00 AM
So far my favorite. Will take my time to read it often. To best understand.
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Marquis MC Mills-Cooper
Date: 6/14/2019 11:19:00 AM
Thank You Iris....I will keep it up as long as possible so you can read it at your leisure as much as you want. :^) MC
Date: 11/4/2013 8:26:00 AM
Dude, this is great. It not only flows beautifully but each word finds its purpose. It's a solid piece and polished well on all angles. Great job
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Date: 11/5/2013 3:04:00 PM
Really? Wow. She must've been a fox!
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Date: 11/4/2013 10:08:00 AM
Hey JC, I appreciate that Brother! This is a favorite of mine...LOL! it's just ashame I have no idea who this young lady was -saw her in passing.... MC
Date: 11/1/2013 10:11:00 PM
A double 7 to you, MC. Worlds apart, huh? More's the pity. Melt those miles, bruv. Licia :-)
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Date: 11/4/2013 10:06:00 AM
Licia, thanks!!! Double 7s...awww you're way too kind -i very much appreciate it!!! MC
Date: 10/14/2013 3:42:00 AM
This has a real smooth flow which makes it very easy to read. Nicely done
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Date: 10/14/2013 9:23:00 PM
Hey, as always I appreciate the kind words from you my man!!!! MC
Date: 9/23/2013 1:06:00 AM
Beautiful Read
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Date: 10/14/2013 9:22:00 PM
Thanks Christina, my new friend!!! MC
Date: 9/9/2013 3:59:00 AM
THAT IS AN AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL READ
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Marquis MC Mills-Cooper
Date: 10/14/2013 9:18:00 PM
Thanks Liam, sorry it took me so long to reply, but I really do appreciate your comment! MC
Date: 9/3/2013 7:54:00 PM
Marquis, Great rhyme and flow! I like this! Thank you for stopping by and commenting on my work. I greatly appreciate it. BTW my son just returned from Afghanistan mid July. He's army and got home a week before his first child was born. Take care, Love, Kim
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Date: 10/14/2013 9:22:00 PM
Thank you, I know we spoke about your son after your comment here...again Congrats to you! MC
Date: 8/31/2013 10:18:00 AM
You write with your heart and soul. I love that ;) I love this poem too ;)
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Date: 10/14/2013 9:21:00 PM
I try Wilma, I try! Thank you for your comment -you rock! MC
Date: 8/26/2013 5:54:00 PM
absolutely gorgeous sentiments here. Hope someday you find what you need GB
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Date: 10/14/2013 9:20:00 PM
LOL!!! Thanks, maybe one day right!!! MC
Date: 8/25/2013 3:29:00 PM
Amazing writing ! Stunned with sheer beauty .
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Date: 10/14/2013 9:19:00 PM
Thanks Shanity LOL!!!!! MC
Date: 8/23/2013 10:17:00 PM
It sounds like you left some of your heart in Afghanistan. Lovely expression and vivid images :)
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Marquis MC Mills-Cooper
Date: 8/24/2013 9:37:00 AM
Thanks Karen, though I haven't left yet, still here LOL! MC
Date: 8/21/2013 6:02:00 AM
AWESOME........................... MANNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN
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Date: 8/22/2013 7:50:00 AM
Thanks Yadhu! I'm glad you enjoyed it so much, hope you get the opportunity to read more, and I'll have to drop in on you as well. MC
Date: 8/16/2013 5:11:00 AM
Nice poem...All wrapped up in your own imagination. Nice use of symbols and imagery. Nice use of personification too.
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Date: 8/16/2013 8:44:00 PM
Why thank you Christine, I very much appreciate your observation. Feel free to look around more if you wish... MC
Date: 8/15/2013 9:15:00 PM
Again from you a charming touch, well done my brother
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Date: 8/16/2013 8:42:00 PM
Thanks my man, must stop by and check out your inventory... MC
Date: 8/15/2013 8:07:00 PM
Marquis, a lovely voice you paint. a soft delicate love from a distance... like the moon... enjoyed... Linda
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Marquis MC Mills-Cooper
Date: 8/16/2013 8:42:00 PM
Very pretty words PD, thanks Linda talk to you later??? MC
Date: 8/15/2013 2:28:00 PM
This is a really beautiful piece. So nicely penned. Great work!
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Date: 8/16/2013 8:40:00 PM
Thanks April, really appreciate it!!! MC
Date: 8/15/2013 6:35:00 AM
Hey my friend... another beautiful charming presentation! Kudos! Have a good one!
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Date: 8/15/2013 7:09:00 AM
As always Mr. Ellison I sincerely appreciate your remarks. I will have to stop by and take in some more of your work sir -and right soon! Thank you! MC
Date: 8/14/2013 8:28:00 AM
- A touching but beautiful poem, Marquis ! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 8/15/2013 7:11:00 AM
Thanks Anne, you're always reading and commenting providing bright words of kindness, thank you!!! MC