ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Verse: Marble Floor

Updated on January 17, 2011

Tiffany shade hits the rose colored marble floor

And shatters into a million pieces

Of lead and glass across the inlaid map of the world

Perhaps it was spinning

Way too fast

Red lands in Rome

Blue in San Francisco

Yellow in Denver

Shards of Green spread across Europe

Those primary places she’d left her mark.

The wire still rolling

So hollow sounding

Bouncing and spinning

Rainbows all across Asia and Africa

Glittering through the Pacific

Leaving a Green shard on Hawaii as it passed by…

Places she dreamed she’d go

Before the hourglass ran out of time

A loud sobbing is heard once again through the giant room

So cold so large

So hollow

Tears hit that marble floor like seconds on a clock

Tick tock tick tock tick tock

“Why?!?” she screams.

And the golden hourglass hits the marble floor.

Clear glass shatters across the map

Over every country across the world

Places she’s been, places she dreamed of

All covered now in a fine layer of white sand.

And the empty golden pillar just rolls away

Down the hollow empty room.

The sound of sobbing fills the chilly air

But there isn’t anyone to hear it

Except the girl

And she’s heard it all before

She doesn’t care much for the sound at all.

The next sound someone would hear

if there was

Anyone there to hear it at all

Would be a wooden chair being pushed backwards

Scraping that marble floor and

The padded almost silent feet walking across the floor…

She walks over the mess to the compass north

And laughs as she spins. spins, spins

Making red footprints in the sand

Then falling gently onto the heap

Wondering where in her dreams she will land tonight.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • Erin LeFey profile imageAUTHOR

      Erin LeFey 

      7 years ago from Maryland

      I'm so glad you have returned my sister, and hope you enjoyed your holiday! You are so right about time and regret. Thank you for your compliments. Love and Peace.

    • pennyofheaven profile image

      pennyofheaven 

      7 years ago from New Zealand

      Wow this is very awesome. Time and regrets have no place in the moment of now. The shattering of the lamp and the hourglass can represent this understanding. I love your poetic voice and the depth of which you write. I relate well. Love and peace sister.

    • Erin LeFey profile imageAUTHOR

      Erin LeFey 

      7 years ago from Maryland

      VV68, thanks so much for coming back, just when I thought you were taking a hiatus to work on your book! Yes, she landed on something alright! Love and Peace.

      Prasetio30, thanks so much, I'm so glad you loved it. Thanks for the vote. you have a wonderful day as well my friend, Love and Peace.

    • prasetio30 profile image

      prasetio30 

      7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Erin, I love your poem. You made this so beautiful. I wish I can write a poem like this one. Thanks for share with us. Vote up. Have a good day!

      Prasetio:)

    • vietnamvet68 profile image

      vietnamvet68 

      7 years ago from New York State

      Beautifully written Erin, Like shattered dreams across the world landing on dreamy shores. God Bless

    • Erin LeFey profile imageAUTHOR

      Erin LeFey 

      7 years ago from Maryland

      b. Malin, thank you so much for your words

      always exploring, it is sad - and it was a reflection of world travels and dreams of it, but time had run out...there was a giving up and extreme loss... you felt it :)

      Love and Peace

    • always exploring profile image

      Ruby Jean Richert 

      7 years ago from Southern Illinois

      This is beautiful,world travel without leaving a room. It is sad to me somehow. Take care.

      Cheers

    • b. Malin profile image

      b. Malin 

      7 years ago

      What can I add that my fellow poets have not said.. I Loved the passion that you put into this poem, it is felt and treasured. Thanks so much for sharing these thoughts.

    • Erin LeFey profile imageAUTHOR

      Erin LeFey 

      7 years ago from Maryland

      Dear Rich,

      So glad I could take you back to some sweet passions. Peace and Love, Erin

    • richtwf profile image

      richtwf 

      7 years ago

      This poem reminded me of my father's passion for marble floors and also reminded me of my passion for time and travel.

      Thanks for sparking some old memories back to life!

      God bless you Erin.

    • Erin LeFey profile imageAUTHOR

      Erin LeFey 

      7 years ago from Maryland

      Well, we will just have to co-author a book then - you get the sane and sick part - I'll take the insane and sick part! That's me, the sad romantic! Do we have to frame everything before we sell it to the Louvre? I would think they would have their own frames... lol Thanks my dear dear Epi!

    • epigramman profile image

      epigramman 

      7 years ago

      .... oh dear God I love this one - I wish I had written this one - lol lol - it's so romantic but yet so sad - you have created a work of poetic art here my friend - let's frame it and sell it to the Louvre!

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)