A Room Without A View Poem by Rory Hudson

A Room Without A View

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Waking up at midnight
in a room without a view,
taking up a book, you find
no pages to look through.

You bang upon the bleak grey walls
that bound your tiny room,
but Echo is the only friend
that answers through the gloom.

“How did it ever come to this? ”
you ask yourself in pain -
but cannot even hear your voice
for endless driving rain.

You yourself built this heartless space
from mortar and hard bricks
to guard against a cruel world,
to kick against the pricks.

Now, in this bed you’ve made, you lie
as evermore you must,
until your life shall pass away
and crumble into dust.

Too late you find that this our world
can never be shut out
except by sentencing your soul
to dark eternal drought.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Ratnakar Mandlik 25 October 2015

Fantastic poem giving the eternal truth, Too late you find out that this our world can not be shut out Except by sentencing your soul To dark eternal drought. Very nicely penned verse. Thanks for sharing.10+++

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Rory Hudson 25 October 2015

Thanks very much for commenting on my poem!

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Souren Mondal 25 October 2015

A very well penned poem about how life sometimes becomes so bleak and troublesome.. The title too is really apt for such wonderful lines.. A well conceived poem that captures the existential angst of the speaker in a very chilling yet calm manner... A great read..

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Rory Hudson 25 October 2015

Much appreciated, Souren - thanks!

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Anil Kumar Panda 25 October 2015

Beautifully composed poem. Liked it.

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Chinedu Dike 16 August 2022

Well conceived and nicely crafted with conviction. A poignant rendition from the heart

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Ricky Mangathen 16 August 2022

Brilliant poem

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Howard Savage 20 January 2016

a room without a view will cause you to wake up without a clue. Great poem.

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