Essence

Essence

A Poem by Poppy Ruth Silver

I feel as though my

life has been stripped overnight

and there are new aches


The simple empty

space that was my so called space

is haunting to me


It is not so much

that the bookcase reminded

me of things I have


More that it was my

focal point of what I saved

from previous stress


A whole house of things

is not meant to fit in one

room and not when shared


Give this up and give

that up and where does it leave

you? Empty hearted


The brightness only

illuminates a dirty

footprint on new rug


I haven't even

the energy to enquire

who left the said print


Just another mark

to show the room invaded

and no longer me


I miss the incense

candles aglow where needed

all I smell is gloss


The green may have brought

a meadow of summer warmth

to my fatigued view


Yet I still miss the

essence of me that filled some

of the empty space


I feel as though my

life has been stripped overnight

and can't help but ache



(c)2014 PoppySilver


© 2014 Poppy Ruth Silver



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A sad poem of regret and missing someone.
"I miss the incense
candles aglow where needed
all I smell is gloss"
I felt the loneliness and the desire to find the place that was lost. Thank you for sharing the excellent poetry.
Coyote

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Poppy Ruth Silver

3 Years Ago

Coyote, thank you for always reading, you are a wonderful heart x



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I can feel the loneliness escaping the page. The longing to return to that place. To that feeling you remember. Beautiful piece, gentle bard(ess)... You have such a grace and wonderful ability to transport your reader. Allowing us a glimpse and taste of your emotions. Loved it.

Posted 3 Years Ago


alas poppy, growing pains are bitter pills, but allow us to reach new levels in our existence. spiritual growth doesn't come easy, and the lessons aren't always apparent until time places them in hindsight.

(: hugs :)

Posted 3 Years Ago


conveys the sadness of having to let things go.

Posted 3 Years Ago


This is so elegant, and eloquent, and full of longing and sadness. A beautiful write.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Wonderful, Ruth! Truly wonderful! The words are simple yet so elegantly chosen and structured that it has a dramatic effect on me. :)

Posted 3 Years Ago


I could feel the essence of sadness here...

Posted 3 Years Ago


The heartfelt emotional turmoil within the wording leaps form the screen into your readers hearts, well done, good read.

Posted 3 Years Ago


The greatest loss in life is loosing yourself..aptly described in your poem

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Poppy Ruth Silver

3 Years Ago

Thank you sweety x
A haunting poem about transformation Poppy, I felt the subtle psychology behind this. I really like the triplets structure as it's so easy to read and assimilate.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Poppy Ruth Silver

3 Years Ago

Thank you very much love, glad you enjoyed x
Yet I still miss the
essence of me that filled some
of the empty space

This is an interesting read. Beautifully written, but open to different interpretation. Thanks for sharing! :)

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Poppy Ruth Silver

3 Years Ago

Thank you Shaquana, I appreciate your kind words x

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Poppy Ruth Silver
Poppy Ruth Silver

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Merry Meet all, welcome to my page. I write mainly poetry but I also write stream of thought prose. I also create spoken word poetry and have a couple of novels on the go (dust covered albeit;) My .. more..

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