I walked into your room
The one in which I had just bathed you
The one where we had laid on the bed and talked
You wanted to share memories
You wanted me to remember
And to know
To know that you loved me
That you were sorry that you…
A room that smelled of Chanel #5
Where we could hear your grandson playing outside
Where we laughed and celebrated your
Your precious life
And then, when I walked into that room
Your spirit had departed
Returned to the one love of your life
Oh sure, your body was there but
I remember the feeling of so many souls
Surrounding you as you were rising up
Up to that place that held all the people that you loved
We stay here til our appointed time
When that day comes
I will reminisce with you again
I will put my head on your lap
I will feel comforted
As we both leave behind
© Carol Campbell
Mary is hosting poetics this time and she has asked us to write about a room. In her words:
“That brings me to the prompt for today: I think it will be kind of fun to reflect on ‘rooms’ or ‘a room’ in poetry. Have you ever entered a room and found that someone you didn’t want to see was there, but now that you were there you knew you had to stay? Do you have a memory of your childhood bedroom or childhood kitchen? Or attic? Or basement? Do you have a ‘room memory’ as an adult? A hotel room? An office? Your grandmother’s living room? A hospital room? What is the room like? Its smell? Who is there in the room? Or is it empty? What emotions does the room bring about? Does anyone speak? Describe a scene in a particular room – real or imagined?
Or looking at ROOM in another way: Is the room itself a character? (Perhaps use personification?) Or is the room a part of the background…..or the foreground? What would the room say if it could speak? Example: What would the hospital room (is someone dying) say? What would the dining room (who is eating?) say?
Try to use as many senses as you can. Bring the room and/or experiences within the room alive vividly.
I really hope you will make the presence of the ROOM felt. I am excited about this prompt and hope you will find it interesting too.”
I’m also linking with The Garden’s open link Tuesday Platform.
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