Room 209

She saw a key with a tag for room 209,

Smiling as she went, taking it as a sign

She stepped in the room not knowing that she'll find

The man that will teach her that love can be kind

The starts shone brighter, the moon more silver,

The sun a bit brighter, the sky a tad bluer

And love he taught, and showed and gave,

And he was hers, her man, her knave.

So as before she stepped into the room,

Not knowing that what waited for her was doom,

There he was, her love, her man,

In the loving arms of another one.

This is what she shared to me,

To spare me from pain that was so long hers,

Be careful of the keys, the rooms, the doors,

You might get more than you bargained for.

She saw a key with the tag for room 209,

And wondered what was there at the end of the line,

White walls that held witness to life and death in it's crest,

What waited for her? What unknown quest?

She stepped and stared at the unyielding door,

And wondered again what she was here for.

She reached for the knob, her heart in her throat,

And then what she saw simply shattered her world,

A beautiful woman feeding her beautiful child,

But the beautiful man was what caught her eyes.

This was her man who pledged undying love,

And it seemed one woman was not enough.

This is what she shared to me,

To spare me from pain that was so long hers,

Be careful of the keys, the rooms, the doors,

You might get more than you bargained for.

I saw a key with a tag for room 209,

And held it and thought this can't be mine,

I smiled thinking it might be another key to his heart,

And gingerly set out reading the card.

But I thought of her and pain assailed my soul,

And picking through the doors, somehow, I just knew.

I stopped and stared as a I found the door,

And as she said I got more than I bargained for.

Cries of passion rose from voices I recognized,

And tears fell unheeded as I realized,

I was the woman with the beautiful child,

And she was the girl who entered room 209.