THE BACK ROOM

THE BACK ROOM

A Poem by Miss Sharon
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One would never suspect.....

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THE BACK ROOM

Things happened in the room out back,
That no one would suspect.
Although the sounds did not escape,
The pain meant to protect.

It started many years ago...
When I was just a kid.
But I remember seeing death
Where life was up for bids.

No ordinary childhood...I,
No toys or play or sighs,
But dearth and sadness all around
And tears to bid good bye.

And now you know the reason for
My down-turned smile of woe.
But do not give me sympathy...
It's time for me to go.
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© 2021 Miss Sharon


Author's Note

Miss Sharon
Thankfully, this is a fictional write.

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Pleased to hear it's fictional Sharon but for some it isn't. I was fortunate with my childhood, it was happy and loving, but some children suffer nothing but torment and also see, hear and experience stuff that no child should ever be privy to. It scars them for life. Your stanzas, a reminder to us. Expertly penned and leaves me feeling troubled for the misery inflicted on some.

Chris

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Miss Sharon

1 Month Ago

Thank you Christine for your very nice review of this write. I am happy to know that your childhood .. read more



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Hello, Miss Sharon! :)
After reading your latest poem, this was quite a disturbing read. I'm glad to see that its fiction. You had me worried. Haha
Thanks for sharing.

Posted 1 Month Ago


I can relate, sort of, but it wasn’t that bad. When I was a little girl, whenever I cried, my grandma locked me in a closet beneath the stairwell in the halls of our apartment. There was no light.
But this is a beautiful poem, so incredibly accurate, and though I can’t say I understand how it feels, it is a touching story. I’m glad this is fictional. But it is very telling and a reminder to us.
My favorite sentence is “downturned smile of Woe.” This phrase is an oxymoron, but it does not exist for that sole purpose. It is a coherent and logical thought.
I don’t often review because I do not feel I am proficient enough to form an opinion, but this poem is fascinating.

Posted 1 Month Ago


The title hints so loudly, Sharon! How sad, honest and terrible such happenings are for children.. and always have been. What should be a wonderful world holds such agony, fear and terrors in it. Whether fact or fiction, people need be aware of how the fragile and weak can be preyed upon, can go through life traumatised. Your words are so gently but honestly laid, Sharon. Thank you..

' ..it started many years ago... When I was just a kid.- But I remember .. .. ' There are 89 ings that can never, never be forgotten.. ' Nor should be - by indifference.

Posted 1 Month Ago


I had a happy childhood but many don’t and did suffer like your poem and much worse
Great write ✍️

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Miss Sharon

1 Month Ago

Thank you so much for your kind review of this write! ~Sharon
but is it really fictional,maybe memorex,,either way it is touching

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Miss Sharon

1 Month Ago

Thanks Ron for your kind review of this write. I appreciate you. ~Sharon
 wordman

1 Month Ago

you`re welcome
I am with Chris, glad it is fictional. But it is quite real and happens all too often. Kids are made to grow up at such a young age from abuse, neglect, the world going mad...too much to deal with....I feel so lucky I actually had a fairly normal childhood, not forced to grow up before I really grew up.
Poignant write Sharon.
j.

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Miss Sharon

1 Month Ago

Thanks for your kind review Jacob. And I am glad to know that you, as I, had a nice childhood unlike.. read more
Pleased to hear it's fictional Sharon but for some it isn't. I was fortunate with my childhood, it was happy and loving, but some children suffer nothing but torment and also see, hear and experience stuff that no child should ever be privy to. It scars them for life. Your stanzas, a reminder to us. Expertly penned and leaves me feeling troubled for the misery inflicted on some.

Chris

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Miss Sharon

1 Month Ago

Thank you Christine for your very nice review of this write. I am happy to know that your childhood .. read more

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My name is Sharon, I am a retired piano teacher, I love the mountains where I hike and snowshoe, have had several poems published and love to write. I also love to read almost anything I can get my ha.. more..

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