David McLansky

Veteran Poet - 1,564 Points (5/24/1944 / New York City)

A Riff On Kevin East's Fine Poem: The Room - Poem by David McLansky

The paintings on the wall
Were witness to it all:
Two lovers
So enthralled
As we mounted, cried, and called;
The empty chairs in the hall
Quietly recall,
How they held us
In their arms;
By our doubled charms;
The chandelier,
Gently swayed
When we danced
As on parade,
Regal with romance.
Naked in a trance,
Before the audience of books,
Who watched
With sullen looks,
We were intimate before friends
Who knew Time would put an end;
Too polite to say a word,
All their wisdom, mute, unheard;
For eventually, we both left,
The furnishings stood bereft;
The clock on the mantle piece,
Stopped ticking with relief;
A sunny corner room,
On a silent afternoon.

Comments about A Riff On Kevin East's Fine Poem: The Room by David McLansky

  • David Mclansky (3/13/2013 6:37:00 AM)

    Thank you Poet for the inspiration (Report) Reply

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  • Poetheart Morgan (3/12/2013 3:05:00 PM)

    I like you poet, so faithful to the original work . I do not know how I missed the opportunity to read your poems! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, March 11, 2013

Poem Edited: Monday, March 11, 2013

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