Robert Rorabeck

Bronze Star - 2,196 Points (04/10/1978 / Berrien Springs)

In An Emptied Place - Poem by Robert Rorabeck

They sit there remembering what it was
To be outside of your classroom:
Shadowed into the reminiscences they have to
Move away from every day:
Busses collecting upon the busied mounts
Of high school whatever it was that you were
Meant to describe to them:
This art in the daydream of a dead end:
And they play baseball or they forget their locker
They kiss the other truants, and they say their
It is only they who know what they do:
But I still remember my memories of you—
Lost upon the bleachers of outer space—
Many now a tombstone in an emptied place.

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 11, 2012

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