The first few poems of the new year are always the best
Usually definitive



Room

Life is like a room.
Many people enter and leave.

You make place for some,
Others break and enter.
Some are trapped inside,
While others only get a view from the window.
Some people visit more often than others,
Some stay longer,
While others walk in and out.

Some get thrown out eventually,
Others slam the door
And leave cracks on their way out.
And when you're sure they'll never return,
You look at the empty spaces they left behind,
And wonder if they are worth filling up again.

Sometimes the room is empty and wasted
And you regret letting people leave.
Sometimes it's so full you wish
You hadn't let so many people in.
Sometimes there isn't enough space for everyone
And they get in each others way.

So you want to break down and reconstruct
Or redecorate at least.
But you never know whether
The room can withstand constant renovation.
You're afraid it may crumble and fall,
At the very mention of a cement truck!
You don't even know who will be around
To build it or break it.

Maybe it's not up to you.
After all, you don't own the room.
You don't even know who keeps the keys!
Someday you might gain the keys
Or pick the lock.

In either case, make sure
You reread those papers before signing any
Full time contracts or part time leases
Or permanent eviction certificates.
Cos there's no telling
Who may hold up that main pillar
Or who could let go of that loose tile.




Poetry by Inspired
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Written on 2008-02-09 at 19:48

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suraj
Havent been around for quite a few months! This poem is the first one I have read after almost 4 months and it came as a breather!

Wonderfully imagined, Splendidly crafted!!!! Yours one of the best!!

My fav:

"Some get thrown out eventually,
Others slam the door
And leave cracks on their way out."

"After all, you don't own the room.
You don't even know who keeps the keys!
Someday you might gain the keys
Or pick the lock."
2008-03-09


shar
Pari! beautiful! Very insightful! Didn't think you had it in you! naww..am jus kidding. Keep writin em beauties!

Language: 4
Format: 4
Mood: 4
Overall: 4
2008-02-23


Rik The PoetBay support member heart!
A very good observation. So many interesting analogies . enjoyed the read.
2008-02-10