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Dark Lonely Room

Updated on June 19, 2013

Inspiration

A few hours ago, I was reflecting on my life and everything I have gone through-all of the blessings and the trials that have been interwoven to mold me into the person that I am today. During this reflection, I wondered to myself..."How did I get past all those trials, that is to say, if I even did..." My reflections and thoughts turned into these words.

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Been in here for life

This dark lonely room.

No where to go

Everlasting doom.


I want only to escape

Freedom I will find.

Or will I find failure

Maybe I am blind.


Everything I have known

The trials and the pain.

Locked up in this room

I have come to disdain.


Or is this a blessing

Being stuck in this room.

To learn from mistakes

To end all this doom.


Perhaps to escape

Is really to stay.

And change what I've done

And learn from my ways.


This room is called life

The pain and the guilt.

To create someting grand

It has to be built.


Without life's trials

I would be ever lost.

Wouldn't know what to do

There must be a cost.


For if there was no hurt

What sense would that gain.

For when good came along

It would feel so mundane.


Maybe being locked up

Is not a dark curse.

But rather a blessing

I must learn to nurse.


This room is my home

Everything I have known.

Stored up in this place

Maybe I am not alone.


Instead of escaping

I should just stay here.

Been missing the point

Trying to stop the tears.


When really it's the tears

That create and mold me.

Into who I will become

Into what I will be.


Fleeing would be simple

To forget all the pain.

But would that be success

Or rather just lame.


To make sense of this pain

Should be my one goal.

Not pushing it aside

That would not make me whole.


Perhaps to escape is to stay

To sift through all this pain.

And find what is good

So then I can gain.


Gain wisdom and insight

So when I move forward.

I can remain foucsed

My path won't be blurred.


So maybe I'm not lost

Perhaps I am free.

If I see pain as growth

I will not have to flee.







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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      naimishika,

      Thanks, glad you liked it!

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Debbie,

      Thanks my friend!

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      wow beautiful and sad.. so sad in a lonely room.. You are a true poet my friend

      debbie

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Jenna,

      Thanks for stopping by and reading this poem of mine!

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Rahul,

      Thanks so much buddy! Glad you liked it!

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      Jenna Pope 5 years ago from Southern California

      Beautiful! I admire poets because I can't write a poem to save my life! Voted up!

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      Jessee R 5 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      This is a wonderful piece... Josh... beautifully crafted...

      In life ... every one of us has that moment when Life itself seems impossible..

      But there in the end.... there is always light :)

      Great work brother :)

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Love you too hub friend! :)

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      Shauna L Bowling 5 years ago from Central Florida

      Love Ya!

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Brave,

      Thanks you rock, you are the best fairy godmother! :)

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      Shauna L Bowling 5 years ago from Central Florida

      That's my Fairy Godson! Look thru Fairy Godmother's rose-colored glasses and you'll have no room for gloom!

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Haha, good call! :)

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      Terrye Toombs 5 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Hey Josh, did you know that if you replaced the burned out light bulb in your Dark Lonely Room, it wouldn't be dark anymore? And you might discover you weren't alone, either. Just sayin'.

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Thanks so much again!

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      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Awesome poem! Lots of meaning and reflection! You do well, my friend. Keep it up. Cheers!

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Thanks Mhatter99, I was worried on how it was going to come out. I respect you and your poetry, so I am glad you enjoyed it!

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      Martin Kloess 5 years ago from San Francisco

      Thank you for sharing this deep and personal reflection.

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Thanks for reading and commenting gypsy! :)

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and awesome. As the saying goes live and learn.

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Thanks M! :)

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      IAmForbidden 5 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      seems like our J is soo inspired ^;^

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Awwww, thanks Shining, you are too kind! I really appreciate your loyal support and encouragement! Just so you know, I have your recent hub bookmarked and will be stopping by sometime tonight! :)

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      Shining Irish Eyes 5 years ago from Upstate, New York

      For someone as young as you, you really are a class act - I mean that. Like I said - I hope you have stronggggggg sunglasses son because your gonna need them when you turn around and see that bright future of yours.

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Thanks Shining! I appreciate you commenting! Very true, it doesn't make sense to run away.

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      Shining Irish Eyes 5 years ago from Upstate, New York

      You've written words to live by here, Josh. Great positives come from negatives. We can not outrun our lives.

      Great job.

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      What do you mean Joyce by get out? Thanks for the votes! :)

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      Joyce Haragsim 5 years ago from Southern Nevada

      Great poem. Maybe you should get outside more often.

      Voted up and interesting.

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Thanks sunshine, I know, I love that video! Thanks for stopping by and reading and commenting. I appreciate it! :)

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Perfect video to compliment your heartfelt poem. Nice hub Josh!:)

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Thanks jlava73, I appreciate you stoopping by!

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Thanks for that insight shezoe!

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Yeah that makes sense brave! I will change it for sure thank you! :)

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Thanks uncle Bill for stopping by! :)

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Thanks the thought was that escaping from my lonely room would be to escaping my only chance of freedom, so I do not want to escape it.

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Thanks snow, that is nice of you to say, glad you enjoyed it!

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Thanks TT, I appreciate the votes and share! :)

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      Jennifer Vasconcelos 5 years ago from Cyberspace and My Own World

      Josh this is a poem whose message is extraordinary and transcendental. Amazing work!

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      SheZoe 5 years ago from Idaho, USA

      this is so so true. If only we could all truly "get" this deep inside-how differently we would see things. How much more grateful and insightful we would be about all the things life throws our way.

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      Shauna L Bowling 5 years ago from Central Florida

      Josh, I love how, upon reflection, you recognized pain and trails as stepping stones to who you are becoming. You've turned a negative into a positive and that builds character.

      However, I was rather disappointed that the last stanza reiterated the first. I felt as if all the realization you'd done throughout the poem had reverted back to your original sense of doom.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      You speak for many in this poem, nephew! Great job as usual!

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      Dave Mathews 5 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

      Josh: The poem is nice but, why would one want to escape from freedom. It makes no sense?

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      snowdrops 5 years ago from The Second Star to the Right

      Josh, you are marvelous! Outstanding poem.

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      Terrye Toombs 5 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Great job, Josh! Nicely done and very well said. :) VUMS!

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Thanks for stopping by an commenting myownlife! :)

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      myownlife 5 years ago from london

      so convincing being optimistic is key of success,

      Cheers

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Lot thanks for readng and the encouragement! :) I appreciate it! :) Thanks for the voted and share as well!

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Thanks for stopping by and reading M! :) You are absolutely right, positive thinking good job! Thanks for reading, and offering your insight and for voting! :)

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      IAmForbidden 5 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Hi J. Everyone has a dark lonely room in their life, where most of us store lonely memories of guilt and pain.. although we can't escape on the thing called "life" which you have portrayed so well in you poem, we have the choice to open the window on this dark room and let the sunshine in :)

      Voted up!!!

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      Lot Rillera 5 years ago from Philippines

      well written with a nice ryhm Josh ! Glad to know that inspite of all the trials you encountered still you remain standing and become a strong person. voted up and sharing !

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Thanks Ann! Yes I have read it several times, good thought! :) Thanks for reading and voting! :)

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      Ann1Az2 5 years ago from Orange, Texas

      I think Job would be proud of you, Josh. If you haven't read it, I think you would enjoy it. Voted up.

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Thanks for stopping by Mark. I appreciate it, and thanks for the vote!

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      Mark G Weller 5 years ago from Lake Charles, LA.

      An interesting look at the process of realization of one's life.

      Voted Up!