Practicing Poetess


Sad, Sad Room (A Dark Poem)

Poem by Practicing Poetess

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,
Sad, sad room, where he took his last breath.
Fine furnishings cannot disguise
What you begin to realize
As to the room you venture near
That something tragic happened here.
Sad, sad room, imbued with death,
Sad, sad room, where he took his last breath.
His body's gone; the room is clean
No other guest has this room seen.
The walls his essence do retain,
And for this room, that is the bane.
Sad, sad room, imbued with death,
Sad, sad room, where he took his last breath.

Topic(s) of this poem: death, haunted, sad, secret, suicide


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Site needs to increase its choice of topics, such as foreboding, gloom, etc.

Comments about Sad, Sad Room (A Dark Poem) by Practicing Poetess

  • Michael McparlandMichael Mcparland (12/27/2018 9:12:00 PM)

    Wonderful poem. Very beautiful and deeply expressive.(Report)Reply

    Practicing PoetessPracticing Poetess(12/27/2018 11:33:00 PM)

    Thank you so much, Michael, for such a complimentary comment! : -)

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  • Richard Wlodarski (12/26/2018 7:13:00 PM)

    An excellent poem about a difficult subject. Would make a great song!(Report)Reply

    Practicing PoetessPracticing Poetess(12/27/2018 12:30:00 AM)

    Thanks, Richard, for your observant comment.
    Many of my poems have that lyrical quality, with something resembling a refrain.

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  • Michael WalkerMichael Walker (9/11/2017 12:01:00 AM)

    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.(Report)Reply

    Practicing PoetessPracticing Poetess(9/11/2017 8:03:00 AM)

    Thank you, Michael, for your great appraisal!
    (I myself like the sing-song effect!)

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  • Kumarmani MahakulKumarmani Mahakul (9/10/2017 4:25:00 AM)

    A poem on death hauntingly expressed. Nice penmanship. Thanks for sharing.(Report)Reply

    Practicing PoetessPracticing Poetess(9/10/2017 11:38:00 AM)

    Thank you, Kumarmani. you are welcome.
    Yes, it IS haunting- - And so was the room!

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, September 9, 2017

Poem Edited: Saturday, September 9, 2017


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