Poetic Whispers of the Unknown

Original poetry by Merten Snijders, distilled from the relativity of time in travel and life.
Please note, these thoughts do not necessarily reflect Merten's current point of view but act as an artistic souvenir of passed and past emotions. If you are interested in the book i intend to publish from these works, please contact me.
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On July 18th 2012

i am rock - i am human
i am idea - I am

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"In Prospect"

On July 10th 2009

I can feel my body leaving behind a day, long ahead in search of tomorrow’s way.

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"Missing You"

On February 28th 2009

Sleep my little soul,
rest a night.

Dream your goal,
and prepare for the fight.

I have wondered how she is,
but i will let it be.

Take the miss,
and let the remaining love be free.

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"Turning Tides"

On March 25th 2009

Woman turns man into liar,
men turns man into lion,
only man can turn its back to the turning.

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"Blueberry Tea"

On January 17th 2006

Find me in your blueberry tea.

A stain, a high tone.
I never want to be alone.

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On April 4th 2009

The image i see vibrates from my beating heart,
my spirit is there contemplating its part.

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"A Thin Piece Of Vanity"

On June 20th 2012

The root of a thin piece of vanity,
like a broken antenna, loosing signal.

It has caused enough noise, when i tried to listen. The noise has faded, and all i hear now is music playing.

My hands reached out in front of me. No longer cold, no longer alone. Take them, and dance with me, on the melody that never stops.

Embrace them and sing with me, to the song that stays true. Keep them and dream with me, of love, of stories... our story.

We will write a happy end and leave a trail, to reinvent.

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"It's Temporary"

On December 8th 2009

I am your valuable idea, grab me while i’m here. Before i get pulled back into the great vast ocean of the subliminal.

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"Clouds Rise Over Mountains"

On September 26th 2009, written in Tibet, Lhasa

Be found and be lost, Until you loose count of what caused.

Seek your love in the living, Find yourself in the giving, Clouds rise over mountains.

Mold your words in shapes of keys.
While they turn from sound into feels, They will unlock for you to see what reveals.

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On April 12th 2006

As stories remain untold,
the lighthouse increases its illumination,
but ceases to touch the waves ahead.

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On April 13th 2009

The color yellow is still owned by her, not knowing if it will ever fade unfamiliar.

A small candle seems to remain in flame, for dreams of another encounter with this dame.

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"The Key"

On January 10th 2012

The key you hold today,
carries the weight of curiosity going all the way.

Blinded what i saw in your green eyes,
i went up into the heavenly skies.

My intentions revealed from the depth,
was the love that i never got to accept.

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"Home Safe"

On June 1st 2012

Tears for a life that gave,
for three words needed to be spoken brave.

Share the words we all crave,
and discover the eternal home safe.

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"From My Hand"

On December 20th 2008

This echo in me,
tells me to be,
to chase the feelings that are free.

I read the palm of my hand,
to find out where i stand,
to feel if i can or can’t.

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"Dear Mom"

On December 1st 2008

You have brought to us your spirit of life so real, it allows us to walk through life and feel.

Simply the main ingredient in all that you reveal, is the kindest and purest love that will always heal.

Your strive for romance has become my ideal, for that creates memories which give life it’s worthy appeal.

Happy birthday mom.

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"Proof Of Love"

On February 12th 2012, written in McLeod Ganj, India

The purity of a young,
the beauty of a shy.

The nature of a seed sprung,
as all life, given just one try.

Dormant between the moon and sun,
a drop of water, and the blink of an eye.

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On June 4th 2006

Memories of then,
thoughts of now,
i’m wondering when,
i’m wondering how.

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"Choice Of Path"

On June 1st 2009

With mixed emotions I enter my bed,
have i followed to much of what was said?

Was i foolish to let go of what they desire?
Or so lies my path behind what i admire?

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On June 25th 2009

Before you give me an answer to the question i haven’t asked you yet,
please first reflect on the image i haven’t showed you yet.

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On January 21nd 2008

In my bed for another night,
i’m wondering where you sleep tonight.

I hope you accept the route you choose,
i’m affraid there is one you’ll have to loose.

Keeping my mind from asking how it goes,
requires me to not to let you come to close.

I hate the thought of sin,
oh please, all i want is to give in.

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"Same Thought, Different Carrier"

On September 22nd 2008, written in Papeete, Tahiti

Outside the moon and stars shine their bright, until the horizon only a dark ocean in sight.

No longer endeavours by wood and sail, just the silent humming of this bird with it’s iron tail.

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"De Gele Jas Uit 1986"

On March 3rd 2013

De klein man,
met zijn gele jas.

Hij wordt er verlegen van,
dat komt hem later wel van pas.

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"Focus On The Distance"

On October 7th 2011

Locked in a cage,
hanging by the cords of time.

The rope gets longer,
it swings from left to right,
while i descent into the depths,
unfamiliar and dark.

I focus on the distance,
and imagine where i’m going.

It helps.

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"A Divine Gift"

On September 14th 2009

In contemplation of worth,
I walk the most spiritual place on earth.

Step by step I follow the trail,
to reach my life’s holy grail.

The Potala Palace looks at me,
urging me back one step to see:

What I just stepped over,
is a long lost four leaved clover.

I am struck by this gift so divine,
please bring it peacefully, and make our hearts shine.

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"From Passed Clouds"

On October 7th 2011

From passed clouds,
raindrips on the windows,
still a blue sky,
a crow sits on my rooftop,
i can see by his shadow,
he calls out for the others,
he flies away.

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