As a newcomer to using the RT site, I would like to start by getting others to share in a passion of mine; poetry. This topic will be for posting your own poetry and sharing poems that have you really like (where the credit is given wherever the credit is due). I will start off, what will hopefully be a lively topic, by sharing a poem of my own:
All That Remains
Outside, always looking in,
A deafening silence encompasses the room.
Inside, never turning around,
Embellished laughter and empty smiles fortify a line of demarcation.
The soot amasses dusty clouds,
Engulfing the couches and various chairs.
Never to be used, forgotten and discarded.
Compromising the shadows of the room, a door appears.
Walking frantically, naÃ¯ve and oblivious.
Stumbling and tripping, blinded and confused.
Mishandled and abused, sorrowful and betrayed.
Unmistakable revelations, outraged and broken.
A familiar place with a familiar greeting.
The door opens, allowing a somber outline of light through.
The door shuts, forming the ubiquitous umbra of darkness.
Cast away with woeful abandon, I wait.
All that remains.