Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Poem: Into the Dorms


Into the Dorms

Enveloped in darkness
The ceiling obscured.
Quiet sobs break the silence
Pillow damp from my tears.

In a labyrinth of hallways
Foreign walls closing in.
Strange faces surround me
I'm all alone here.

A new face at my door
"Can we help?" "Yes you can."
At least for a time, I'm not
So alone.

There's free lunch in the Quad
But my insides churn.
My childhood's fading
Don't go! Don't go!

Back in my room
Fingers gripping embrace.
Door closes behind them
I crumble and stare.

Enveloped in darkness
The ceiling obscured.
Quiet sobs break the silence
Pillow damp from my tears.


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4 comments:

Cecilia said...

I like the fact that the end is repetitive of the beginning. It does embrace the meaning of "into the dorm".

I can relate. Thank you for this. Somehow it makes me feel less alone.

Mike said...

Thanks Cecilia! I find that a lot of my poems utilize that device of repeating stanzas. That is not necessarily my intention, but it's worked out that way somehow.

Shirley said...

Hi Mike,

I also think it was a good way to end this poem. It leads into a feeling of hopelessness and helplessness in the fact that you ended up where you started. Your well chosen photo adds to that feeling. Good work. btw I like your site.

Shirley

Mike said...

Hi Shirley, thanks for stopping by! And also thanks for the specific feedback. :)