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Morning After

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Morning After

~ I open the door to search for the source But there's no sound of it now... Weeping that used to creep over the stairs, climbing trellis and vines Climbing onto the porch roof, and into my room A looming invisible smoke, that would choke me with grief, Like a thief in the night, engulfing the room where I stand ~ Sounds of weeping could be heard with a far, but familiar dread that sped through the night, remaining a bit out of reach but dying at the foot of my bed ~ It would come like a child, crying in the dark calling my name, lamenting the cost of a light that was lost a voice losing sight in the shadow of grief that fades in the soft morning dawn ~ I stand in the door, and realize, of course the voice of the wind is my own ~
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  1. Date: 8/2/2013 10:58:00 AM

    Congratulations on an awesome win, Carrie. Well done. Licia :-)

  1. Date: 8/2/2013 4:33:00 AM

    super poem congrats on win Shadow smiles

  1. Date: 8/1/2013 11:04:00 PM

    a sweet winning poem....SKAT

  1. Date: 8/1/2013 9:59:00 PM

    Carrie, , congratulations in Susan's "Worst Morning After..." contest. take care. xox~ LINDA

  1. Date: 8/1/2013 10:45:00 AM

    Ah yes Carrie...Loved your serious, grieving and elegant approach to this contest, written only as you can...Congrats my good friend - Tim

  1. Date: 5/10/2013 3:09:00 PM

    Carrie your are an inspiration with your penned words. This is an exceptional poem. Drew my attention though to the end. Well deserved win. Congratulation! Warm Smiles Connie

  1. Date: 5/10/2013 10:44:00 AM

    Congratulations on winning The Memories Beyond The Door contest! So deserved it. Well written and beautifully done.

  1. Date: 5/10/2013 3:56:00 AM

    Hey Carrie, a fine piece indeed. Undoubtedly deserving of the first place. I especially love the notion of the memories haunting the persona "like a child...lamenting the cost of a light that was lost". Your poem absolutely got me haunted too. And thanks for your generous compliment on mine.

  1. Date: 5/10/2013 1:33:00 AM

    So mesmerising. Many congrats dear Carrie.

  1. Date: 5/9/2013 10:53:00 PM

    mesmerizing Carrie, great job, congrats on your first place win

  1. Date: 5/9/2013 7:41:00 PM

    Well deserved win..Hauntingly beautiful... Your talent is spread all over this page in your wonderfully written book of verse. One of the last phrases reminds me of "A Voice In The Wind" found in my portfolio...I think you will like it... Love ya .... Jake

  1. Date: 5/9/2013 6:52:00 PM

    Congratulation Carrie, a really very nice poem, have a nice weekend. Terry xo

  1. Date: 5/9/2013 6:22:00 PM

    Congratulation on your first place win, this is really an adorable poem :)

  1. Date: 5/9/2013 5:56:00 PM

    Carrie, its easy to feel every line of this poem...congratulations

  1. Date: 5/9/2013 2:26:00 PM

    I agree with Rick. Nothing but incredile. Congratulations. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 5/9/2013 1:19:00 PM

    Carrie, what an incredible poem, you're so talented. Congrats on your win. Rick

  1. Date: 5/9/2013 12:57:00 PM

    Carrie, a big congratulations on your first win in Constance contest and thank you for your congratulations as well. Your poem is spectacular. Love, Gail

  1. Date: 5/9/2013 12:45:00 PM

    Congrats on your win.

  1. Date: 5/9/2013 6:18:00 AM

    Carrie, congratulations on first place in my contest, Beyond The Door, I loved your presentation, the emotion was exactly what I asked for and it moved me deeply, constance

  1. Date: 5/4/2013 8:28:00 AM

    Great poem as usual.*A looming invisible smoke, that would choke me with grief* love this line.I can feel it.Best wishes to you.

  1. Date: 5/4/2013 8:13:00 AM

    Love the mysterious and chilling feel this gives for the contest. Love it. Best wishes in the contest. Love, Gail

  1. Date: 5/3/2013 9:44:00 PM

    Mysterious and haunting, Carrie. Elaine

  1. Date: 5/3/2013 6:18:00 PM

    I see you have Dearhearts fav symbol ~ ;) she should like this! Thanks so much for stopping by my verses. Light & Love