Joseph Anderson

This Darkened Room

I know not what awaits this darkened room,
since death has claimed you for its latest bride.
I feel a sense of some impending doom,
as solemn sadness sits 'midst tears I've cried.

At times this room held not a rosy bed
and peace and harmony became the cost.
Life's trials and sorrows raised its troubled head,
at times it seemed that everything was lost.

But, in this room we saw the light of day.
Made love, birthed kids, shared moments of sweet bliss.
Saw happiness and joy along life's way,
these are the moments I will truly miss.

Though you are gone from me, I still must stay,
as somehow, someday soon I'm on my way

Topic(s) of this poem: for her

Poem Submitted: Friday, January 5, 2018

Form: Sonnet


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  • Jazib KamalviJazib Kamalvi (8/8/2019 3:22:00 PM)

    Very impressive write, Joseph Anderson. You may like to read my poem, Love And Iust. Thank you.

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  • Ritika GeorgeRitika George (10/3/2018 3:00:00 AM)

    so beautifully written...i am short of words to appreciate such a piece

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  • Walterrean Salley (3/1/2018 8:39:00 AM)

    Joseph, I’m sincerely sorry for your loss. She’ll enjoy this beautiful tribute. The reflections show your life of joy and appreciation for each other. Something to feast on forever.

    I’ve experienced some weighty losses of late. Sudden, untimely. Devastated the family. Somehow, we're tunneling through. And you will too. As you well know, these dark hours are the time to lean on your faith. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Trust God. And be blessed.

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  • G Sweeney (2/10/2018 2:19:00 AM)

    Hi Joseph! Gayle Sweeney here. It has been too long and I are a comment from Smoky Hoss..another talent..reading your poem was like coming home... so beautiful Joseph...love you

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  • Valsa GeorgeValsa George (1/8/2018 9:45:00 AM)

    Really sorry to hear of your loss! One who shared your life so long, when gone would be missed sorely. But it cannot be helped! All of us will have to leave this world one day or the other. This beautiful sonnet is a touching tribute to her, also your acceptance of the inevitable and your hope of joining her one day!

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  • Elizabeth Olesen (1/8/2018 1:28:00 AM)

    Dear Joseph, thanks for sharing. This poem has moved me deeply . May you find comfort in heart .

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  • Hans VrHans Vr (1/7/2018 9:54:00 PM)

    My very sincere condolences Joseph.
    This poem expresses your feelings in a really great way.
    I pray for your strength.
    Know that our loved ones forgive us automatically,
    even if we have not asked for it.
    Keep on writing.
    This is an excellent sonnet.

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  • Valerie Dohren (1/7/2018 12:31:00 PM)

    Sorry for your loss. So sad and poignant.. Beautifully written.

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  • David WoodDavid Wood (1/7/2018 10:52:00 AM)

    Jo, What a beautiful sonnet filled with such deep emotion and love. A sonnet of a beautifully shared life - a history of a lovely marriage. One thing I suggest is that in the topic for this poem section you put her name - for Xxxxx so we can identify her and the love you shared. A very worthy 10.

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  • Smoky HossSmoky Hoss (1/7/2018 9:45:00 AM)

    Such an amazing combination of beauty, sadness, strength and longing, all flowing in the river of love.
    Incredible.

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  • Shannon WalkerShannon Walker (1/5/2018 3:04:00 PM)

    This is so sad, I’m so sorry, and so well written.

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