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Author Name: FreeNatversion1 5 Comments
Date Added: September 07, 2005 06:09:46 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Leaving The Family

Silently in the cold darkness he creeps

Packing things he owns, wet from tears

The house he doesn’t live in remains asleep

His family he never met doesn’t awaken


Outside the chilled wind wraps him up

Freezing his blood to match his lost soul

The blackness of night covers his retreat

A ghost in the shadows, life turned to death


The city lights swerve to avoid touching his face

He keeps his eyes down ashamed of the world

Loneliness his newest most dearest friend

They walk together along forgotten roads


He tries to keep his restless mind from wandering

Back to a time that has now slipped from his reach

Keeping his eyes forward he hopes to beat the itch

As with many thing’s it is easier said than done


His home comes to mind as he clutches a dying rose

Rich red blood seeping from his wounds of betrayal

The thorns conspire to cut deep a timely reminder

As he walks on forever he leaves his family behind


Author's Notes:
Sometimes it just feels like you don't fit in and the only thing you feel you can do is walk away.
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Comment By: FreeCherie on October 3, 2005 05:46:02 AM Report
awsome poem, its really good.
Comment By: FreeThe Bag Lady on September 12, 2005 06:04:39 PM Report
Sad title...Sad plight, but there are many that do this very thing, leaving someplace, and only the memory to hold onto~ Grim, but well done...
Comment By: FreeAnya den Teuling on September 7, 2005 03:59:26 PM Report
I love the idea of leaving a house that was never yours. Its so true in some cases. Wonderful work, perhaps the answer is to build a place of your own.
Comment By: FreeLady Dragonwyck on September 7, 2005 07:11:28 AM Report
Nathaniel: excellent write -- very well worded and lonely.

Lady Dragonwyck
Comment By: FreeSamantha Firefly on September 7, 2005 06:14:50 AM Report
This is sad, but very well written. Well done.


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