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Sad, Sad Room (A Dark Poem)

Rating: 3.0
The best room in an opulent hotel
Contains a secret it won't tell
A good and famous man died there
When life he could no longer bear
Sad, sad room, imbued with death
Sad, sad room, where he took his last breath.
And though the room is empty now,
You cannot help but notice how
The luxury can't hide the gloom
The dark pall that enshrouds this room.
Sad, sad room, imbued with death,
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Saturday, September 9, 2017
Topic(s) of this poem: death,haunted,sad,secret,suicide
Site needs to increase its choice of topics, such as foreboding, gloom, etc.
Richard Wlodarski 26 December 2018
An excellent poem about a difficult subject. Would make a great song!
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Practicing Poetess 27 December 2018
Thanks, Richard, for your observant comment. Many of my poems have that lyrical quality, with something resembling a refrain.
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Michael Walker 11 September 2017
Some famous but lonely people seem to die in hotel rooms, as your poem reminds the reader. 'Something tragic happened here'. I like the free verse and heroic couplets, but above all the sadness.
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Practicing Poetess 11 September 2017
Thank you, Michael, for your great appraisal! (I myself like the sing-song effect!)
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Kumarmani Mahakul 10 September 2017
A poem on death hauntingly expressed. Nice penmanship. Thanks for sharing.
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Practicing Poetess 10 September 2017
Thank you, Kumarmani. you are welcome. Yes, it IS haunting- - And so was the room!
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