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Lonely Sleep

January 19, 2022
By LiteraryMe PLATINUM, Dayton, Ohio
LiteraryMe PLATINUM, Dayton, Ohio
29 articles 17 photos 16 comments

Favorite Quote:
“The earth has music for those who listen.” —William Shakespeare


Pulling back the curtains,

Streams of light fill the room.

Fingers run across a surface,

A dusty bunny hops away.

Soon this room,

Once filled with noise,

Shall fall silent;

Sleeping ‘till someone makes,

A single sound.

A laugh,

A song,

A word,

A cry,

A sound to keep the room alive.

Although, for now,

The room lies still.

The only movement,

A single tear,

Staining the muddy carpet,

Shoes once destroyed.

 No longer will those steps,

Clomp across the floor.

No bags and jackets in a heap,

No longer will you have to leap,

To get in through the dented door.

Soon this room,

Once filled with light,

Shall become,

Dark as night.

Asleep until someone makes,

A spark,

A flame,

A soft small light.

Someone please,

I beg of you,

Come into this room.

Shine the light,

Make the sound,

Bring the room to life.

It waits for you,

To wake it from,

Its lonely sleep.

Its dark and silent,

Lonely sleep.



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on Feb. 26 at 1:41 am
Rsnail-925 PLATINUM, Boulder, Colorado
29 articles 7 photos 99 comments

Favorite Quote:
A story has as many versions as it has readers - Winter Of Our Discontent

Congratulations on the editor's choice, I love the way this poem is written! I love how it's not all rhyming. The theme of the poem Is also great in my opinion. It reminded me of an abandoned house that's near my location.

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on Feb. 15 at 1:46 am
Afra DIAMOND, Kandy, Other
61 articles 6 photos 1327 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You can’t ask other people to believe you and vote for you if you don’t back yourself."
-Jacinda Ardern-

"If I can make someone's day brighter, happier, better, that makes me happier."
-Ava Max-

"A writer must never be short of ideas."
-Gabriel Agreste- (Fictional character- Miraculous)

"A Bridge Has Two Sides."
-Elsa- (Fictional character- Frozen)

“I knew who I was as a girl but I had to find who I was as a woman.”
-Delta Goodrem-

Good work getting this in editor's choice...