Empty Cathedral

Empty Cathedral

A Poem by Fire&Ice

Framed in silky lace

The woman sits

Her palms pressed to her face

Her veil covers her golden locks of hair

A sob racks her petite body

She sniffles, it echoes

She turns to lay, sliding her back

Against cold finished cedar wood

Her palms rested for the moment

Silence surrounds her

Reminding the woman of her despair

As it echoes, ricocheting off the painted walls


It's quite a terrible thing

To be a widow before you even kiss your gentleman

© 2008 Fire&Ice

Author's Note

Constructive criticism is appreciated. :]

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one gets the whole eerie feel of such loniness from reading this piece. sometimes there can be no comfort without soothing tears, and many silent screams. be blessed!


Posted 13 Years Ago

I love the haunting feeling it gives you it feels like there's a story behind it but it leaves you to imagine it.
great :)

Posted 15 Years Ago

clever ending!

Posted 15 Years Ago

Haunting. I'm sure this has happened many times in history. To have the expectation and all that goes with it, then to have it snuffed out instantly. The pain is in the silence.
I don't have any advice...it's great the way it is.

Posted 15 Years Ago

A very sad poem, and yet death is so much a part of our existance,and we know more about suffering, and so little about death. The imagery in this poem is very linear, it follows and unfolds like a real life experience. You are very good at painting the picture, and setting the tone, and mood for the reader. The subject of the poem is one we, all who love their mate, never want to eperience. This is a solid poem and very realistic! Good write!!!

Posted 15 Years Ago

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Added on October 3, 2008
Last Updated on October 4, 2008




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