The Empty Town

An empty town

Brings you down
Takes your crown
Everything is brown
Being alone
In an empty town
Squeezes the last ounce
Of patience
Out of your chest
You can’t rest
You’re not at your best
So drive west
Into the vast ocean
Be a drop of water
Or whatever
But don’t stay and die
In an empty town!
Don not lose your crown
You are the Master
Of your own ship
You are the King
Of your own Castle
If you had to live
And die
In the empty town
Do it with dignity
Rule the land
Be mad
Fight back
Do not turn your back
Pass through
The illusions of fear
And invisible
You are it
As no one is coming
Make the best
Out of it
Turn the empty town
Into your own

About The Soaring Eagle

Entrepreneur, Investor, Solution Architect, Award-winning poet, Published author
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7 Responses to The Empty Town

  1. والشعراء أنواع وألوان.. منهم من يقتني الحجارة الثمينة فينظمها بذوق، فهو لا يضيف لك إلا متعة التأمل في أمور تعرفها لكن نظمت في صورة جميلة..ومنهم من يبحث.. يتعب، حتى يجد ما يعنيك وما يفيدك، ما ينقلك من حال إلى حال جاهدا أن يقدم عمله في ثوب جميل .. بسيط.. أعتقد أنه شاعر الحياة..والأول صائغ.. نحتاجه في المناسبات..والثاني مجاهد نحتاجه في أوقات الجهاد.. وهي لا تنتهي، وإن بصور مختلفة..
    وثمة بلاشك نماذج أخرى للشعراء.. لا حصر لها

  2. تعليقك على تعليقي غني ورائع ومفيد… أنت شاعر.. والأمر ليس بالوزن والقافية، عندنا واحد علماني سمى نفسه أدونيس، مرشح لنوبل للآداب، لا يتقيد بأي من قوانين الشعر ويسمونه شاعرا.. هيا لننافسه وفق مبادئنا وقيمنا..
    الله يخليلي ياك يا يمان ..

    • Thank you! It’s an honor to get this kind of testimony from someone like you Sister!


      The Soaring Eagle

      P.S. Did you have a chance to get the book? I’d love to see it promoted in our countries.

  3. Cindy Lee says:

    It’s good.My English is not really good.So I only can understand a little.But I know it is may very good.

  4. رائعة… تأخذ بيد قارئك دائما من مناطق اليأس والرماد إلى منطقة الصمود والاستمرار ومواصلة البحث عن خلاص، مهما بلغ من وحدتك .. فكرة البلدة الخالية وتصويرها وبيان ما توحي به من أفكار ومشاعر… رائعة

    • This poem started with an email from a friend. I replied saying: “It’s good to know that the town is not completely empty”. Then the poem came ten minutes later.

      Loneliness, despair, and sadness are killing emotions, literary. Whoever experiences such devastating feelings has two choices. Either fight back or die alone!

      Thanks for the comment and thanks for the analysis. When the poem rushes in the mind, and heart, the poet (if I may call myself one), doesn’t think about those details consciously. But apparently, while writing the poem, the subconscious is in charge of weaving them together most of the time. Then the analysis comes to reveal them.


      The Soaring Eagle

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