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Empty Room


Darkness drapes an empty room

Mirth and melancholy mixed in my head

He calls once a week

Grades are good, friends are fine


College consumes his cosmos

My son’s success soothes my soul

Cherished stories in my heart

A room stands silently still


Meatloaf in the oven, but it doesn’t matter

Triumph thrives a thousand miles away

Trapped between two emotions

 A barren room stands where bliss once breathed


Now laughter lives in another city

Musky sweet memories left behind

I watch a distant flame grow grand

And feel it’s burning upon my hollow heart


Published by:  Kentucky State Poetry Society Journal

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