Compartment 114
Compartment 114
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A Poem by Marie Harrison

broken lives




Only dreams of white lace

Covering my face

Ran through my brain

Seven years ago when

I booked our bridal room

When you asked to be

My groom


I chose a secluded place

High up inside

The limbs of soaring trees

Surrounded by chirping birds

And bright green leaves


Where you would

Say your vows to me

At Canoe's on the

Chatahoochee River


Now only rain and

My warm salty

Teardrops fill that

Vacant space now


God sent a flood

And washed it

All away


The very day

You decided

To forever

Stay away

From me


© 2011 Marie Harrison

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Agreed. This is somber beyond measure.

Posted 12 Years Ago

Very sad

Posted 12 Years Ago

I like whole writing.
Keep it up!

Posted 12 Years Ago

I would have expected to find a tree bearing fruits, in relation to a situation involving a union. ' Bright green leaves ' are indicative of high individualization and may have been a factor in what transpired. A poem about withdrawal, because commitment involves sacrifice.

Posted 12 Years Ago

How sad when our dreams are squashed in mid stream. Sometimes those dreams are difficult to release. This is a beautiful poem of pain.

Posted 12 Years Ago

A sad story in this poem. I like how you described the good moments and took me to the bad one's too. Thank you for the excellent poem. It is sad we learn by sadness and loss the good dreams can fade away.

Posted 12 Years Ago

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36 Reviews
Added on September 22, 2011
Last Updated on September 22, 2011


Marie Harrison
Marie Harrison

Atlanta, GA

Momma told me to get out and enjoy life, so now I'm going to dance. more..


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