A moment in time


It was a time of innocence

A time of great expectations

When God still existed

And we believed in princesses

And frogs turned into princes

A time when everything was simple

When we trusted in promises,

Loyalty and true love

We were young

And the morning of life had just begun

Everything was a game,

Full of dreams and imagination,

Nothing was impossible

On that outstretched road

To our enchanted destination

So with a magical belief

Hand in hand

We built our castles,

And searched the sand

For promised buried treasure

Then with time

Came the little lies of life

That broke the rules of the game

Building barriers between us

Of tears, strife, anger, and blame

The game became war

Full of agony and pain

The once bright beach

Became a dark storm swept coast

Whose waves did roar up the shore

And in the dark

As we ran

We tripped and fell

Over those castles in the sand

And when I looked you were no more

Now my hair’s gray, and my eyesight has grown dim

And from time to time, I close my eyes

Going back to that place sublime

Where all wishes came true

And all things were believed in

And on that enchanted beach

You come to me

And now I see

You’re the lost princess

I’ve searched for, so long

And the lies have become

Nothing more

Than the weakness’ and folly of youth

As we played our childish games

On that magical shore

The agony and pain

Nothing more

Than the rocks and stones

Upon which true love is built

And in my mind, we still play

In the ocean spray,

in that fanciful land

And nothing else matters

But that moment in time

When you held my hand


  • Author: sorenbarrett (Offline Offline)
  • Published: January 19th, 2022 05:57
  • Category: Love
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  • Travis Kasparov

    Cool poem. I like the rhyme scheme and theme

  • sorenbarrett

  • dusk arising

    I think this is among the finest pieces i have read here on mps over the years. Very relateable for me in my grey haired years.

    Truly excellent and a must for being placed among my favourites.

    Thank you for such a wonderful read.

    • sorenbarrett

      Thank you so much for reading and commenting. I am glad that you enjoyed it.

    • Bella Shepard

      Your poem stirs so many emotions of days gone by for me. Married 52 years and thinking back on so much life shared through thick and thin. Thank you for your beautiful words.

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