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The Window

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The Window

Protected from life
Hidden from view
Alone in my room
With little to do.
I sit at my window
Safe from the world
Looking out at people
Going about in a swirl.

Whether a marriage or loved one
that has been lost,
Or maybe a business of which I was once boss,
Now all is gone and with nothing to do
I sit at my window
Safe from the world
And hidden from view. 

A world of hurt
Do I see
A retreat from life
is safer for me.

Like an animal hurt and 
withdrawing from life,
hiding from the world and all of its strife
I sit at my window
with nothing to do
Not willing to commit to the care of a few.

There was a time 
in this life I know
when I would come and I would go 
Now I hide away from it all
Not willing to venture out from this closed-in stall.

With nothing but a window
to the world that I see
hidden from sight 
and all who would love me.
A sad time is had
A lost life is bad
But my window is all that I allow to protect me.



Dedicated to all of the hurt and gentle people unable or unwilling to share their lives 
with others.

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  1. Date: 7/22/2011 7:23:00 AM
    Dear Richard, we are so vulnerable at times - this verse touched me deeply.

  1. Date: 6/14/2011 6:49:00 AM
    It was a pleasure to read your poetry this morning Richard. Please keep sharing your writing with us. I wish you much inspiration that you may continue with your writing endeavors whatever they may be. Love, Carol

    Moriarty Avatar Richard Moriarty
    Date: 6/14/2011 6:53:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    That is undoubtedly the nicest thing anyone has said to me today. Thank you... I try.
  1. Date: 6/13/2011 12:55:00 PM
    Well i tell ya, very nicely put and i do like the thoughts that you have put down here sad though they are..enjoyed..