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Alone I sit in the ancient chamber,
Where spiders spin webs of sorrow,
And the windows are boarded and nailed,
Deterring light from shining in,
As I wallow in impenetrable darkness.

Dust teems on my unshakable limbs,
The hand on the clock drums incessantly,
While with anxious eyes I watch time's escape;
Outside a parade passes in reckless fanfare,
Its effusions of joy infiltrating my deaf ears,
And fading away as quickly as it came.

Cracks between the boards offer rays of hope,
Which dance beneath the gluttonous clock,
Reminding me of the long-gone golden days
And her pale, wide-eyed, and undiluted beauty,
Entreating of me to take a stroll outside;
My slothful heart leaps in boundless mirth,
And I almost spring from the prison chair,
But my stay is permeated by incurable shyness.

Slowly but surely, my mind starts to decompose,
For in this lonely chamber I've met no repose
Dreaming of an end to this interminable isolation,
My eyes suffering drought after tides of tears;
In this old chamber I'll live without consolation,
Until the day when vanished are my fears.
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Emmysarus Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Another captivating poem of yours 

This line “Cracks between the boards offer rays of hope,
which dance beneath the gluttonous clock,” made me smile, as myself have been suffering from depression over the past year and I really could connect with this. The way I have seen shafts of light peeking into my room from my closed curtains, how they have teased me and provoked me to leave my bed of depression. You are very talented at grasping and expressing emotion – especially if the reader can feel mentally connected to your words! Very inspiring!
insignificant-ant Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010   Writer
Thank you so much! I really appreciate it. :)
NurekRoyalty Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010
Very powerful, superbly written! :heart:
insignificant-ant Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010   Writer
Thank you! :)
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