The Empty Room

I stood silently watching the room
it was my last time there.
My eyes in sadness mirrored the gloom
that was too hard to bear.
With heavy heart I swallowed my tears
while I was held and kissed.
I knew that after all those years
I’ll miss and I’ll be missed.
An empty room was quizzing me:
‘How much do you remember? ‘
I saw myself through memory
until this last November.
How many children did I raise?
How many minds I’ve lightened?
I was a teacher all my days
and I was never burdened.
I loved them all in many ways,
I taught them to be honest,
to be themselves and run life’s maze,
to be kind, good and modest.
I taught them life in other land,
and other country’s language,
I gave them hidden in their hand
the key to wisest courage.
One day the Wind wrote me a leaf
that told: ‘You know it’s time! ‘
I took my books, I hid my grief,
and followed the Wind chime.

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I am a citizen of this wonderful world. I live in the language of every country, in the poetry of every language. I was born once with the word. I dream your dreams, I think your thoughts, I feel your fear, pain, joy, sorrow, doubt, serenity. I exist because you create me. Keep me alive in your poems and we shall live happily ever after.Maria Magdalena Biela
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