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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.

About Richard

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:


https://aim-med.com/category/me/poems/