Author Stephen King is well known for his horror, suspense, and fantasy novels, and the movies adapted from many of them. His books have sold well over 300 million copies. Though probably not generally thought of as a poet, he did write this touching little gem of a poem for the 2016 television adaptation of his book 11/22/63, about a time-traveller that tries to prevent the President Kennedy assassination on November 22, 1963. The poem did not appear in the book, but in the 8-part mini-series it is recited in a scene at the very end of the last episode. As it doesn’t appear in print in any book I know of, I have given it a title and line breaks that seem appropriate to me for poetry, and I hope Stephen King would approve.
We Did Not Ask For This Room
We did not ask for this room,