Greg Davidson

Rookie - 195 Points (1954 / Sydney, Australia)

Empty Rooms - Poem by Greg Davidson

Old and empty rooms,
The places in my heart
For near forgotten memories
Of now departed friends.

Random thoughts float
Drifting as a dust mote
Through narrow beams of light,
For a moment, bright,
By unseen hand tossed,
Until in shadow lost.

I sit midst aging memory
Like well worn furniture,
Draped in white linen,
Vague, detail hidden.

Throw open the curtains,
Let in the light.
Banish thoughts of gloom. Away!
Throw open the windows.
Let in the air,
Fresh with scents of a new day.

Repair for new guests.
Prepare to be blessed.

Comments about Empty Rooms by Greg Davidson

  • Gold Star - 18,554 Points Lyn Paul (8/7/2015 5:58:00 PM)

    How we must let in that light to let in the life we still must live.
    Those memories seem like only yesterday for me.
    Thank You (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 0 Points Josephine Collett (12/25/2012 10:00:00 PM)

    I like this very much Greg, very evocative imagery and a sense of great optimism in the last two stanzas- a strong ending. Merry Christimas to you and yours! (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 521 Points John Brown (12/17/2012 9:48:00 AM)

    A lovely poem Greg. I really love the second verse. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 151 Points Ruby Honeytip (11/2/2012 10:42:00 PM)

    Youth in heart and eye...very important. Chronological age is a man made concept: ^) (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,414 Points Leslie Philibert (8/29/2012 4:55:00 AM)

    Like the central image! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Poem Edited: Wednesday, August 29, 2012

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