I used to live on this island
Where love was afraid to come.
Then one day, coming down the stream
Of the brilliant blue waterway
Dividing East from West
Came my Prince who melted my heart
With a love that flowed like golden honey
Into my starving soul.
We took his boat back to the mainland,
Awash in the warm yellow sunshine.
Dr. Martin is a 67 y/o retired Emergency Medicine physician with 30+ years of practice experience. He is married and has a son. He lives in Redmond, WA, home of Microsoft. He began writing poems in 1996, and he has been published and has won awards for his work. Some of his work can be found at: