Poems by Richard G. Martin

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  • No More Whippoorwill

    Sitting on the back porch watching the birds, I remembered how things used to be.

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    • Posted on 02/23/24

    in Environment Poems

    No More Whippoorwill by Richard Martin 429

    I was born in the country 80 years ago,
    Many days I spent behind a mule, making the garden grow.

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  • Sweet Things For Your Ear

    • Published: February 8, 2024

    in I Love You Poems

    You say I never whisper, sweet things in your ear,
    darling if you'd let me, that's all you'd ever hear.
    I'd whisper that I love you, and how beautiful you are,
    and that your beauty's not matched, by those near or far.

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  • I Picked Up The Picture By Richard Martin

    Many of my poems are melancholy although I am a happy person. I place myself (mentally) in the poem.

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    • Posted on 07/16/23

    in Love Poems about Marriage

    I Picked Up The Picture by Richard Martin 165

    I picked up the picture that you threw away
    One that we made dear on our wedding day

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  • I'll Always Remember By Richard Martin

    This poem is about a man remembering things about his wife

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    • Posted 3 weeks, 5 days ago

    in Husband Poems

    I'll Always Remember by Richard Martin 401


    I'll always remember, the day that I met you

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  • That Old Tree By Richard Martin

    A story about an old tree and how my grandfather and that old seemed to be alike.

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    • Posted on 09/24/23

    in Poems about Life Struggles

    That Old Tree by Richard Martin 430


    In the backyard of my grandfather's house,

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  • My Distant Star By Richard Martin

    A man reaching out for his love although it's miles away, reaching out the distance is shortened by 3 feet

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    • Posted on 09/08/23

    in Romantic Poems

    My Distant Star by Richard Martin 200

    As I sit here alone tonight, just looking up above
    Out of all the pretty stars up there, it's you I'm thinking of

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  • What Would They Say? By Richard Martin

    A dying man wonders what people may say about him at his death

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    • Posted on 10/03/23

    in Dying Poems

    What Would They Say? By Richard Martin 431

    What Would They Say?

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  • Hollow Words

    • Published: December 1, 2023

    in Dream Poems

    I had a dream the other night, as I lay asleep in my bed,
    the spirit of an Indian chief came to me, and this is what he said.

    The words of this world have made me bitter, I've lost faith in mankind,

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  • Wish You Were Here By Richard Martin

    My girlfriend and I use to go to the Bahamas each year, but no more.

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    • Posted on 01/14/24

    in Short Love Poems

    Wish You Were Here by Richard Martin

    I should be happy here in the land of the sun
    But all I can think of is things we have done.

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