Your People Will Come

Your People Will Come

A Poem by Marianne Rose
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For a friend on the other side of the world, and all friends who search for their soul-kin.

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Your people will come . . .
They will find you one by one,
seeing your soul glisten from a distance,
drawn to your likeness
in the mirrors of their lives.

When you meet one,
you will recognize the congruence, the inner being,
as if you have lived a hundred lifetimes,
paths intertwined.
You will fall in love with life again
basking in the glow of understanding.

Each of them splintered from the same stone,
cast upon the waters
then skipping the ripples,
they will finally settle
in the same riverbed you call your home.

One by one a magnetic pull
will bring them to the center,
stronger than the centrifugal force
that has thrust them away from you.

They will be planets orbiting your sun,
and you will be the stars and the moon
that shine upon each surface,
different manifestations of the same Universal Source,
bound in perfect rhythm and harmony.

When they have all gathered
to teach that you have never been alone,
your soul will shed its existential despair
and rejoice in the fullness of their songs . . .
of life, and love, and seasons past.
You will share your stories around a circle
of sacred fire
and wonder at the forces
that brought you together at last.

Your people will come . . .
They will find you one by one,
and each piece of your shattered heart
will fall in place
and beat strong.

© 2016 Marianne Rose



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This is such a nostalgic poem. It was like I was in another world as I was reading it ... truly mesmerizing. I loved the metaphors and imagery in this piece, especially the lines "seeing your soul glisten from a distance" and "Each of them splintered from the same stone."

The last stanza topped everything off. I liked the "heart" analogy in the last three lines. It takes a lot of skill to have a metaphor last that long and still keep the poem's integrity. Well done, Marianne.

- William Liston

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Marianne Rose

1 Year Ago

What a wonderful review,thank you William! I would not have thought of the word nostalgic, but you'r.. read more



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This is such a nostalgic poem. It was like I was in another world as I was reading it ... truly mesmerizing. I loved the metaphors and imagery in this piece, especially the lines "seeing your soul glisten from a distance" and "Each of them splintered from the same stone."

The last stanza topped everything off. I liked the "heart" analogy in the last three lines. It takes a lot of skill to have a metaphor last that long and still keep the poem's integrity. Well done, Marianne.

- William Liston

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Marianne Rose

1 Year Ago

What a wonderful review,thank you William! I would not have thought of the word nostalgic, but you'r.. read more
Sometimes you feel so misplaced where you are. The people who exist with you fail to understand you.
Your soul kins are spread through out the world and you do happen to meet them.
These lines are so beautiful:

They will be planets orbiting your sun,
and you will be the stars and the moon
that shine upon each surface,
different manifestations of the same Universal Source,
bound in perfect rhythm and harmony.

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Posted 1 Year Ago


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Marianne Rose

1 Year Ago

Thank you so much for your understanding and reflection of this poem, and your appreciation of those.. read more
This poem reminds of a pair of lovers even, who promise to meet each other. They don't see each other for most of their lives, until finally, when one of them is lying on their deathbed, the other sees them. They both stay together until they breathe their last.

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Marianne Rose

1 Year Ago

What a beautiful, romantic thought. I do believe we have soul mates that if we are fortunate enough .. read more
you will fall in love with life again.
this is the crucial line for me.
i know of a few souls that that resonates with me.

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Marianne Rose

1 Year Ago

Thank you for reading and sending your thoughts on this poem- ah, to be in love with life again, a s.. read more
This is perfect. So well done. The words speas to me. May I share it on Facebook or print it to send to a friend? I am astonished at how I found this poem, first thing in my search to read others' writings today. Feeling some grief at a loss of friends, it speaks to me, and will heal me because I will come back to re-read it. For now it brings me such hope. Recently, some friends misunderstood my words and try as I might to explain that they misunderstood me, I may never hear from them again. At first I thought, well, they were not really friends if they will not give me a chance to explain, but no, I have decided they were my friends. I should have been more careful with my written words. Some people are more sensitive than others. For me, once friends, always friends and no one can offend me when they share their work with me. I have learned that not all friends are like that. I will look for more of your writing right now. Perhaps there is more that will speak to me from you. Thank you.

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Marianne Rose

1 Year Ago

I have had the same experience with friendships in the past- sharing the written word is so intimate.. read more
Elodia Jaime

1 Year Ago

Thank you. You have helped me feel a bit better. I am a retired nurse, nothing about the body both.. read more
This is a write that reaches to the centre of a heart that has been looking for a sign that he is not alone in this world, that he has meaning to someone... What you are saying is more than an assurance to me that one day, may be years from now when God will think I'm prepared enough to find the people whom I have been searching for a long time each and every single day, I will find them... I know it's not easy to see what's out there in the future but I know the who is the creator of yesterday, today and tomorrow, and He will take care of everything...

I know the forces and spirit of heaven is working to take me to the path where I will find the people I need... Sometimes I do feel broken but I know I will find them and the season of pain will take me to the season of joy... Your words reminds me of a famous quote from Bible "the pain that you've been facing, can't compare to the joy that's coming" (Romans 8:18)...

Thank you for establishing faith and hope in my heart... Your words are enough to heal my heart... I'm hoping for the day when I meet them...

Dhiman))

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Marianne Rose

1 Year Ago

You inspired this poem, my friend, written after one of your recent emails. It came as a message to .. read more
Inject Positivity

1 Year Ago

Just as you are a part of my soul's family, it's only God who knows who should be connected to whom .. read more
I hope one day. We can gather as one. Learn life is simple. We need a safe place to live, food and work.
"Your people will come . . .
They will find you one by one,
and each piece of your shattered heart
will fall in place
and beat strong."
A powerful poem with a good message. Thank you Marianne for sharing the excellent poetry.
Coyote


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Marianne Rose

1 Year Ago

Thank you Coyote- yes, someday, we will remember that life is simple, we will cease our fighting ove.. read more
Coyote Poetry

1 Year Ago

I understood the message and you are welcome my friend.
Beautifully written, very positive....ok, truth be told I got teary eyed at the optimism, you have no idea how bad I want this to be true for anyone in such a lost feeling, having thought I already felt this feeling once, very very close to so perfectly explaining it, it's just hard to have such thoughts anymore. The rarity of that feeling, that connection, maybe is more rare in some than others? When I don't have my daughter, the darkness deepens, so I'm trying not to be too "Debbie downer" here! I do love it, tremendously, I think it may have hit closer to home than anything else I've read as far as nailing how I view such things. Such a way with words Marianne, as always, I'm so glad to have come upon you and your writings!

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Marianne Rose

1 Year Ago

I've looked at my life for my people, feeling so out of place in this world. I wished that someone w.. read more
Whoa, this is beautiful and encouraging. Limned feelings with stunning imagery. I also liked how you repeated the line, "they will find you one by one." Tyfs!

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Marianne Rose

1 Year Ago

Wow! Thank you for sending the encouragement back to me! This is a theme dear to my heart- for all t.. read more
Cyprian Van Dyke

1 Year Ago

You're very welcome! I'm sure that someone appreciates this. But you're right, so many people can en.. read more

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Marianne Rose
Marianne Rose

Santa Rosa, CA



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