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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"Your Part"

On December 1st 2007

Find me on your body,
in the shape of a heart,
the half next to mine,
will forever be your part.

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"Zing het uit! ;-)"

On May 31st 2012

Of je nu dik bent, kaal bent, puik of gewoon maar jij bent... Er is maar één rol die je beter past, dan een bijrol met die knakenlast...

Want wat er in je schuilt, is een hoofdrol, in je eigen verhaal... Eén waar tijd niet bestaat, en je stress niet toe laat!

Voel het komen, dat warme gevoel... Laat het je leiden, in de armen van onze wereld.

Kijk door de gaatjes in de muren en zie de liefde naar je gluren! Oh oh! Steen voor steen wordt i lager, en de grenzen worden vager! Oh Oh!

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"My Tree"

On April 12th 2009

Shall my tree grow its leaves,
if i resume to acknowledge my believes?

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"Kamer Te Huur"

On October 28th 2005

Kamer te huur, vierkant met kleed.
Een deur in de muur.

Verhalen over god,
het nachtleven maakte hem kapot.

Ook al is er uitzicht op zee,
m’n antwoord is NEE!!

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On April 28th 2011

It’s not about the A to B,
nor the 2 or 3,
perhaps a little about the Y and Z.

But mostly about the free, when I am who I be, while together means you and me.

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"Even Overstappen"

On February 6th 2012, written in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Uurtjes overbruggen op d'baai aerobay,
fried rice en groene thee.

Op een luie stoel met geluid van golvend zee,
beneden een straat vol winkelend reizigers vee, See Buy Fly zoals je dat vroeger ook wel eens dee.

Slaapwandelend... windje mee,
Al met al niets minder dan lachend okay.

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"The Best Answer"

On June 22nd 2009

Life is adapting to disabilities.

The best answer is preceded by a non question.

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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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"To Comprehend"

On February 10th 2010

Nobody can ever fully comprehend what it is they start.

I don’t know what is left,
of what i thought was right.

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"A Heavenly Planet"

On June 3rd 2012

To feel free and look from the sky down upon the earth, is exploring a heavenly planet with love.

When caught and closed, you'll look up towards the sky from earth and resent your position, the treasures below your feet... in oblivion.

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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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"Reflections Upon Society"

On May 30th 2010

My body is full of desires that aren’t mine, it pulls me in and pushes me out.

I justify it by thinking it has taken the major part. I let it be, i play the victim.

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"De Wind"

On March 10th 2013

Bomen worden oud,
en mensen rijpen...

Als een vliegtuig die je vouwt,
en zich door de wind... laat grijpen.

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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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On July 19th 2009

Instill me with fear,
haunt me into second gear,
so i can reach out for life’s souvenir.

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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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"Salami Salamander"

On December 10th 2005

Sterk mousserende salami salamander verdronken in spraakwater.

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"Still Family"

On February 23rd 2012, written in Agra, India

I've been wondering where you where, all this time spent in the uncompromised state of mind. A long bus drive, a heated sun, and there you where.

Welcomed again, as part of the family. I had to carry you through cultural heritage, a little heavy. I'm sorry to say, you drag me down a little, not to forget you made me miss the Taj Mahal sunset.

But anyway, i can't be mad at you. We are still family.

You are my fatigue.

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"Our Guardian"

On September 22nd 2008, written in Papeete, Tahiti

Our earth seems to loose some space,
people acting in their endless race.

How can we respect our guardians grace?
I guess we are all afraid to loose face.

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"Meant To Be"

On May 31st 2012

People aren't meant for each other,
people are meant to be.

And therefore it's clear to see,
that we are meant to help each other be free.

Against currents on the same sea,
peddling in the name of you and me.

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"It's Coming Together"

On June 5th 2011, written in Hoorn, The Netherlands

See the clouds, hand in hand.
Gently casting shadows over land.

They’re at ease like the trees,
by just going with the breeze.

It is true what i sent,
for i believe in you my friend.

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"United Yet Humble"

On June 19th 2012

The only thing not true about the worlds religions is their difference.
The only thing different about non-religion, is the lack of it.

Allow your eyes to see the difference, allow your heart to be touched at the origin. United, yet humble we stand.

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On November 20th 2009

No brick wall ever divided us more then assumption.

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"Life Like Chess"

On December 21st 2008

Life is like a game of chess:
Once you’ve figured it out,
you have probably already been put at checkmate.

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"A Lifelong Goal"

On December 31st 2011

Boy looked into the eyes of a true soul, reflecting back the gift of a lifelong goal.

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