Lost Glow

Lost Glow

A Poem by Val W. Caine
"

Everyone has a glow: the illumination that brightens our day. Inside, outside.

"
Each second seems pronounced
But falls on deaf ears.
Time has no meaning
in this world of tears.

A shuddering sigh,
Another passing night.
The slow pulse of my lava lamp
provides the only light.

Outside the city tears
itself apart in chaos
And I'm stuck here in my room,
thinking about us.

Alone, I stare blindly
(it's the state I'm in)
at the ceilings and walls:
I realize what stares back are my sins.

The air mattress in the corner
seems inviting, but cold.
The dull ache in my chest
has made me start to feel old.

Students and lovers,
Joy, laughter and tears:
You took your bag and left,
Leaving me alone with your fear.

So I'll stay in the room we shared,
Lock the door, stay by the window
In this bed we shared,
Waiting to find my lost glow.

© 2010 Val W. Caine


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Val W. Caine
First draft.

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Really good first draft hun, the flow in the third and fourth stanza could use a little more work. I particularly loved the second to last stanza "Students and lovers, / Joy, laughter and tears: / You took your bag and left, / Leaving me alone with your fear." The flow is amazing, it just rolls off the tongue, the rhyme is great. This one has a lot of potential, it's so emotive. Great job hun.

Posted 9 Years Ago



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Val W. Caine
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I'm an aspiring film writer, though for now film projects are a work in progress. I've written film shorts, and stages plays, but when I feel like relaxing I settle back and write poems. I'm majoring .. more..

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