A poem - The Room

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  1. Acy

    Acy Mama Bear - TLC, Common Sense Staff Member Safety & Support

    (I wrote this when a friend got married at a very young age)

    The Room

    almost coldly so,
    seemingly empty,
    her childhood room
    rests with its door
    unlocked and
    open to the

    Among the things
    which she has left behind
    to adorn her unused room
    are inexpensive perfumes and
    beaded bracelets (now too small).
    And hidden deep on shelves
    are found forgotten
    grown-up dreams.

    The desk is there
    with unlighted lamp:
    pens and pencils ready,
    but they sit idle
    as do the papers, neatly layered,
    but not used.
    Books once read,
    which she cannot forget,
    lie closed and side by side.

    The bed is trim,
    with pillows fluffed
    and bedspread flat;
    the sheets between
    are clean and cool,

    But she cannot return,
    although she still remembers
    and comes to visit
    her unused room.

    She is gone
    to her own home,
    to her own family cares.

    Someday she too
    will leave a
    special door
    wide open.
    She too will dust
    a certain dresser-top.

    And when the
    time arrives,
    she too will
    miss her grown child,
    even more than
    she imagines so.
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  2. Animosity

    Animosity Forum & Chat Buddy

    You have an awesome talent for writing! You're poems are very well written! I love them!
  3. itmahanh

    itmahanh Senior Member & Antiquities Friend

    Beautiful but brings out my fears for my own young daughter of having to leave the safety and familiarity of her own "room." Lovely to read.
  4. Petal

    Petal SF dreamer Staff Member Safety & Support SF Supporter

    Brilliant work :smile: I enjoy reading your poetry :)
  5. total eclipse

    total eclipse SF Friend Staff Alumni

    You certainly have a wonderful talent Your poem is beautifully written one feels like thery are in this room of yours. thanks mary
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