The Room – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon


Part One

Part Two

Part Three

Part Four


The Room

His torch expelled much of the darkness
and created shadow theatre along the walls,
and I simply followed along
without any real choice
yet content in my not knowing,
besides, had I asked I’m certain
that the answer would be to wait,
and so I did not,
occupying myself by noting my surrounds
should I be forced to retrace;
eventually we drew to a door
and he hammered upon it,
a muffled voice must have invited
because the heavy door opened,
the gatekeeper withdrew
and I was urged to enter
a large room devoid of occupation
with sombre lighting
and a curious thing
a circle marked carefully
in the centre of the floor,
and just two chairs lined
in burgundy velvet upon its edge,
and I determined to absent my mind
from endless prognostication
and attend to my surrounds,
Tarvey was still red
and I knew I could not yet relax,
then, at a moment I cannot quite locate
the room strangely became warmer,
Tarvey began to hum a gentle whine,
and in that moment
a figure began to appear in one of the chairs.

ยฉPaul Vincent Cannon




Filed under Free Verse, Mythology, poem

47 responses to “The Room – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. I’m absolutely enjoying this series, I’d love to read another part!๐Ÿ˜‰

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  2. I love it Paul! Captivating!

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  3. It’s a captivating story, sounds like for the reader and for you!

    Liked by 2 people

  4. I think you’ve succumbed to the storyteller gene – once it’s out, there’s no going back.
    It’s a great weave and weft, this story …

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  5. wow the tension is building, please keep this going ๐Ÿ™‚

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  6. Wonderfully done Paul and so glad the next one is coming soon.

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  7. Pingback: The Circle And The Seer – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon | parallax

  8. MNL

    Eyes getting big at the figure. (Loving this poetic tale)

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  9. lync56

    Wow these story poems and the way you keep us wanting to know yet more more what happens next???


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