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Room with a View

Room with a View
     by Amy Swanson   12/2008

~ Written for someone dear to me ~



She sits alone
     this quiet room
            feels so empty

echoes her quiet scream.


She barely catches 
     just a glimpse
          of one lonely tree branch

it seems to mock her;


Saying, see,
     I am alone
          but I am free

and you are not.


Why did life
     turn out this way?
            Why is it so difficult

just to live?


Hot tears fall down;
      she silently prays
            that God will somehow rescue her

from this place.


The hours go by;
     days and minutes
               all turn into months

and years -


At times it seems unbearable
      where did the time go?
              Where did life go?

joys exchanged for fears


She sighs so deep
      within her spirit
               just another day -

they are all the same.


But she is resigned
      to this hollow existence
             weary silence

in this room with a view.

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  1. Date: 12/25/2008 2:36:00 PM

    Sad but heartfelt poem, thank you for the kind words Fritz

  1. Date: 12/25/2008 12:41:00 AM

    This is a very sad poem which expresses true feelings some pass through...Thank you for the warm comments...tc...Sara...

  1. Date: 12/23/2008 4:11:00 AM

    Unfortunately, Amy, I believe most people go through a period like this somewhere in life. For most it passes. May your friend be among the most. Good write. You have a Merry Christmas, y'hear. Love, daver

  1. Date: 12/22/2008 8:39:00 AM

    Amy this is so beautiful, yet so sad. This write seemed so simple, but it pulled at my heart. A beautiful write! Blessings, your friend ~Michaela~

  1. Date: 12/22/2008 2:43:00 AM

    What a very deeply sad write, all I can picture is barren sadness here, very well done and i love the format. Thank you Amy, so very much for your comments on my words are mine, it means alot. :) Love, Kristin

  1. Date: 12/21/2008 11:27:00 PM

    A beautiful, yet sad piece of poetry. Very moving! I love the way it's presented as well, like it's fragmented. Maybe to match the state of the narrator. Also thank you for your very kind comments. Merry Christmas! Nathaniel

  1. Date: 12/21/2008 4:46:00 PM

    Hello, again, my friend. The layout of this is wonderful. This is so sad, but written so well. The emotion is intense. Beautiful job, once again, to a lovely poet. Love and hugs, Christie

  1. Date: 12/18/2008 10:58:00 PM

    This is a very beautifully written and deeply moving piece. So sad that this happens in this life. Great write! Thank you for your kind words. Glad to give you a "lift". Happy Holidays! Love Robin

  1. Date: 12/18/2008 6:42:00 PM

    Amy this is a very sad yet beautifully written poem - wonderful gift of expression that you posses - Merry Christmas and God Bless, MJ

  1. Date: 12/18/2008 6:05:00 PM

    This speaks so sadly, of lonely people I also know. Life can be cruel, while they sit and wait. So heartfelt...you said it so well. ~ Carrie